8 hour / Easy / Private
Our Island Tour will keep you charmed all day thanks to its different parts: road, sea, forests, and mountains, with plenty of free time in between.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Filerimos Monastery, Filerimos, Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean
Once everybody has been picked up by our minibus the tour proceeds to the first stop where we can enjoy the views that this area offers as we drive on the Filerimos Hill. In the antiquity, at the top of the hill once stood the acropolis of the Ancient Ialysos. In the 14th century, the knights of St John who were ruling the island built the monastery which is visited in nowadays. Also, opposite the Monastery entrance, there is a pathway that leads to the westernmost point of the hill where the 16 m or 48 feet cross is. At the end of the path, you can admire the panoramic view the point offers.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Valley of the Butterflies, Petaloudes, Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean
Then we drive at Butterfly Valley where you can notice a rare habitat that hosts the butterfly Panaxia Quadripunctaria, which makes its appearance in this unique natural park in the period from mid-June to late September. We make sure we arrive early so we can see the valley when it's quiet and peaceful before other tour groups get there. The valley consists of pine-clads, crossed by a stream, shady paths, forming ponds, wooden bridges and small waterfalls in its course.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Campochiaro, Eleousa, Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean
We continue to the "ghost" village of Aghia Eleousa in the green forest of Profitis Ilias mountain. In the period around World War II, when Rhodes was still Italian, the village created for Italians lumberjacks who had moved here for the needs of the army. Later, when the Italians left, it was a sanatorium for the chronically ill. However, since the 70s the sanatorium has been closed and nowadays, at the main square, opposite the main church of Agia Eleousa, you can see this abandoned building.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli, Eleousa, Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean
2 km furthermore appears in front of us the small chapel of St Nikolas Fountoukli. You can refresh yourselves by drinking the water of one of the cleanest and rich natural water sources of the island which is right in the front of the chapel and after you can visit the internal of the church, light a candle and notice the painted of St Nikolas family picture on the wall. We continue driving in the green forest of Prof. Ilias mountain to Apollona and we stop to the other side of the mountain where the village of Apollona is. Optionally, you can taste local foods and products in a traditional family tavern away from busy tourist places.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Monolithos Castle, Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean
Then, we drive to the south-west side of the island, to the medieval Castle of Monolithos. The castle was built in 1480 by the Knights of Saint John to protect the island from attacks and nowadays offers great views of the sea and the two islets opposite to it. Inside the Castle, there is a small working chapel dedicated to Agios Panteleimon (Saint Pantaleon). 5km on the way to the east coast we find the honey-village of Sianna which is a hilly village built in the banks of Attaviros. It is a traditional village with beautiful houses and a high attitude give picturesque landscapes. Distinguishes for the developed apiculture. Its pure honey is considered the best on the island. You can have the chance to try it!!!
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Village of Lindos, Lindos, Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean
We drive to the east coast and on our way back we meet Lindos. Possibly, you have already been there or you have scheduled it, as Lindos is the third most popular archaeological site in Greece. We stop for photos to the right opposite the village viewpoint and drive back to your hotels.
Duration: 5 minutes
Entrance fees, Entry/Admission - Filerimos Monastery, Entry/Admission - Valley of the Butterflies
Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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