History, ostriches, butterflies? What's not for a family to like? We have designed an informative and relaxed tour that will pique the interests of children and keep them engaged. This excursion is highly recommended by families we have escorted in the past. Both parents and children will enjoy this combination of attractions and activities.
Rhodes City & West Coast of the Island
Half Day Private Shore Excursion 4:30 hours
From the cruise ship dock/pier we drive to the Medieval City (World Heritage Site—UNESCO). We will stop at the most important monuments of the Medieval City for pictures from outside. Kids love hearing about the Knights, castles, and old medieval cities. (Stop Photos)
We then make our way to the Old Harbor , where according to tradition, the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, once stood. (Stop Visit Photos)
We continue to the Aquarium of Rhodes, which operates as a Museum and an Aquarium, for a short visit. Here the children can admire different species of fish, as well as sea turtles, octopus, and more. The Museum also displays exhibits on various kinds of sharks and other fish, toothed whales, and Mediterranean monk seals. (Stop Visit Photos)
Continuing up the hillside to Monte Smith, the Acropolis of Rhodes City, you will enjoy excellent views of the new and old town of Rhodes and be able to take pictures. (Stop Visit Photos)
Then we drive to the Temple of Apollo, the restored Greek Stadium, and the Greek Theatre. While you take pictures, your kids can run into the Old Stadium and feel the Ancient Greek athletic spirit. (Stop Visit Photos)
Then your journey to the "Rhodes Ostrich Farm" and Zoo Park will take you along a beautiful, 20 kilometers / 14 miles drive on the west coast of the island.
This animal farm will delight both young and old. Here you'll have the opportunity to get a closer look at over 120 ostriches living within a purely natural environment. The park is home to other kinds of rare animals as well. (Stop Visit Photos)
We continue our drive to the Valley of the Butterflies. This site is beautifully arranged with wooden bridges, and from mid-June to mid-September, thousands of multi-colored butterflies appear. 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. We drive you to the upper gate, so that you may more easily explore the valley. You and your children will love the peaceful walk through the shaded, green valley with its small river and beautiful waterfalls. If you are quiet and still, they may even land on your arm that would make a wonderful photo! (Stop Visit Photos)
Later we meet you at the main gate (lower gate) and we will take you back to your cruise ship. (In case you wish to extend the tour you may prefer to drive back through the east coast) If you prefer to be taken to the Medieval City for independent browsing, you will be responsible for returning on foot to the ship, docked about a quarter-mile away.
Duration: 4:30 hours.
Suggested Time for this excursion: mid June - mid September.
Activity Level: Easy.
Driver: English speaking knowledgeable tour/driver specialize in private shore excursions (or multilingual upon request)
Departure Time: Depend on your cruise ship dock time. If the ship arrives late into port, we'll adjust our schedules, and the rental time will start from the moment you meet your tour/driver.
Starting Point: We meet at the pier/dock.
Excursion Extensions: You can extend or change the itinerary of this private shore excursion as you wish.
(Stop Pictures) = Stop and get out of the car for pictures from outside of the Sight/building
(Stop Visit Pictures) = Stop and visit - go inside the sight/building for pictures
Covered Kilometers / Miles: Roundtrip approximately 70km / 43mi
1. "Valley of the Butterflies": there is a small cafe, a refreshment kiosk, and a little gift shop.
2. "Rhodes Ostrich Farm" also has a café and refreshment kiosk, and a gift shop.
3. You may prefer to use ATM machines when you need cash. ATMs are everywhere.
There is no entrance fee in the Acropolis of Rhodes
Aquarium: 5,5 Euros per person, Children under 18 years 3,5 Euros, Seniors 3,5 Euros
Ostrich Farm: 7 Euros per person, Children under 12 years 4 Euros (kids under 3 years Free)
Valley of the Butterflies: Low season 3 Euros per person / High season 5 Euros per person / kids under 12 years old free.
For additional information about this excursion / prices / cost / extensions / or to make future reservations, please submit an online request. If you book now, your PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSION will be confirmed within 24 hours.
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