The Valley of the Butterflies is situated in a thickly wooded area with a stream running down the side of a mountain forming small waterfalls and pools. Every year from June to September, thousands of butterflies gather there to mate. The valley offers them ideal conditions (coolness and moisture) for mating. Once they mate, the females fly to other parts of the island where they lay their eggs and start their cycle of life once again. Steps, wooden bridges and paths take one to different parts of the valley.

Filerimos is a hill of 267 meters high. It is approximately 16km away from the city of Rhodes. It is used to be the citadel of the ancient town of Ialyssos. The hill took the name from a monk who came from Jerusalem in the 13th century bringing with him an icon of the Blessed Virgin painted by the Apostle Luke, placing it in a small church that he built to house it at the top of the hill (Byzantine). The hill includes the foundations of the temple of Athena Polias, an Early Christian basilica, and a small subterranean Byzantine church.

  • Do not forget to wear comfortable shoes for walking as well as carry hats and sun protection, and make sure you have your camera with you.

Schedule & Pricing

Date: Tuesday July 03, 2024
Duration: 5 Hours
Meeting Point: Rodos Palace
Price: 65 € per person

The price includes admission to Filermos & butterfly valley & tour guide.