Chalki: This trip combines two contrasting attractions: Rhodes’s ‘Butterfly Valley’ and the neighbouring island of Chalki.
The valley is one of Rhodes’s most beautiful spots, made up of a river running through a narrow, leafy glen. Adding to its charms are wooden bridges and the famous butterfly population. Between mid-June and mid-September, thousands of callimorpha butterflies fill the air, attracted by the resin of the oriental sweetgum trees. Stroll along the shady footpaths and take photos before boarding the boat to Chalki.
Largely untouched by tourism, coming to this sleepy island is like taking a step back in time. You’ll dock at its one and only harbour village, Emporio, where prettily painted houses cascade down the hillsides. Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of this remote outpost. It’s worth bringing your swimming gear, too.
9:30am - Arrival at the Valley of the Butterflies: guests can explore the beautiful valley, where thousands of butterflies fill the air
11:30am - Departure from the Kamiros Skala Harbor to Chalki: free time to relax and enjoy the peaceful Island of Chalki and the crystal water
12:30pm - Arrival on Chalki Island
4pm - Departure from Chalki Island
5pm - Arrival at Kamiros Scala harbour and return to the hotel.
Meeting/ pick-up point: Hotel pick up.
Start/opening time: At 9:30am.
End/closing time: At 5pm.
Medical restrictions: In the Butterfly valley section of the tour, there is no wheelchair access and thus we do not recommend those with severe mobility problems to take part.