Wine, Olive Oil, Honey Tasting Tour & Butterfly Valley
from 50.00€

A unique opportunity to visit Butterfly Valley and taste local wine, olive oil, honey at the best wineries in Rhodes by comfortable, air-conditioned minibus and English speaking guide.

Departure: 10:00.     Return: 15:00.

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  • Wine, Olive Oil, Honey Tasting Tour & Butterfly Valley

    A unique opportunity to visit Butterfly Valley by comfortable air-conditioned minibus and taste local wine, olive oil, honey at the best wineries of Rhodes with our local authorized English speaking guide. 

    On this tour you will taste different wine varieties, extra-virgin olive oil from ancient olive trees (yes, you read it right - sample the same oil that our ancestors used centuries ago), and local natural honey infused with thyme, pine, orange blossom and different spring flowers.

    Before wine, olive oil and honey tasting you will have free time at Butterfly Valley (in Greek “Petaloúdes”), where every year, at the end of the wet season (late May), thousands of butterflies attracted by the scent of the Oriental Sweetgum trees cover the entire landscape. 

    Apart from this unique nature reserve's aesthetic value, it is also the site of the only natural forest of "Liquidambar orientalis" (Oriental Sweetgum trees) in Europe, and a resting point for the "Jersey tiger" (Panaxia Quadripunctaria), a nocturnal moth. An excellent place for families with children who wish to enjoy the beauties of nature and examine the life cycle of butterflies as part of their summer holiday.

    Local Wine Traditions
    Winery in Rodos follows a tradition of 2,400 years! A story from those early days tells how the Cretans, jealous of Rodos' fame for high quality wine, copied Rodian amphorae in an attempt to pass off their own wine as Rodian.

    In order to eliminate poorer quality grapes, Rodians destroyed vineyards on the Lindos side, where the climate is too hot and dry and now all the growing is concentrated on the western side, around the village of Embonas. Here many small vineyards are located in specific cooler microclimates where granite stones in the soil helps by increasing humidity which in turn improves the flavor. "Athiri", a very old local variety of white grape, is grown in vineyards on lower slopes below Embonas while mountain regions produce a better quality of red grape.

    The local winery which we are going to visit is next to the Butterfly Valley. This winery was established in 1995 and later in 2002 they moved here to this beautiful location overlooking their vineyards. In the beginning they started with only two types of wine and now they are producing more than 10 different types: "Athiri", red wine "Mandilari", "Muscat", "Cabernet Sauvignon" and many more. This local winery is also producers of "Souma" (distillate of wine) and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. For the vineyards and wine they are using only biological growth and biological process. 

    Departure information

    Check-in: If you do not need a transfer, and you are coming to the meeting point by yourself - you have to come for a check-in from 09:15 until 09:45 to our meeting point at Gallias str. 2 (in front of Benneton shop). Check the meeting point on Google Maps.

    Departure: Every Day at 10:00 from the Meeting Point in Rhodes town.
    Return: 15:00.

  • Tour Important Info

    Check-in: If you do not need a transfer, and you are coming to the meeting point by yourself - you have to come for a check-in from 09:15 until 09:45 to our meeting point at Gallias str. 2 (in front of Benetton shop, look for our flag). Check the meeting point on Google Maps.

    Terms and Conditions

    Payment: You do not need a credit card to book this tour. Once you will make a booking online, you will get a booking confirmation/voucher to your email. You will pay all the amount for the tour, on the tour day.

    Cancelation: You can cancel the tour one week before the tour date. In order to cancel the tour, please send us an email to info@tourtlee.com.

    Tour conditions: This tour is combined as a bus tour and a walking tour. The food and entrance fees to the museums and Butterfly Valley (extra 5 euros) is not included in price. Wine tasting is included in the price.

    Children and infants: Children up to 12 years - 40% discount. Infants up to 5 years old - for free, must sit on the lap.

    Bus transfer to the meeting point is not included in the price. You can come to the meeting point by yourself, or we can pick you up for extra cost - from 5€ to 20€ per person (both ways) depending on the distance from the meeting point to your hotel:
    - Bus transfer from: Rhodes city, Ixia, Iallisos, Kremasti, Faliraki, Kalithea, Koskinou, Kremasti is extra 7€ per person (hotel-meeting point-hotel).
    - Bus transfer from South: Lindos, Pefkos, Kalathos, Gennadi, Kiotari, Kolymbia, Archangelos, Afandou, Lardos is extra 20€ per person (hotel-meeting point-hotel).

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