The historic Monastery of “Kalopetra” (Good Stone). The Butterfly Valley is visited by thousands of tourists seasonally, but the monastery due to the location is missed by the majority. Why? With a distance of 1.5 klm of steep climb to the summit it is virtually impossible to reach, even by those who choose to walk to the top of the Butterfly Valley.
Our convenient butterfly train can change that! It’s route within the valley is available to transport you up to the summit where you can visit this amazing historical monastery, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, built in 1780 in the exact same location as the original which dates back to the 13th century.
it is a perfect opportunity to also experience some breathtaking views over the Butterfly valley, the coastline of Rhodes, and some of the Dodecanese islands, as well as the Turkish coastline. From the summit there is an entrance into the Butterfly Valley where you can follow the river down through the verdant valley full of small waterfalls, ponds and wooden bridges back to the entrance or alternatively just hop back on the butterfly train for the decent.
|20/05 – 15/10||every 30 minutes||09:00 – 17:00||4,5€/Person | Free for Children 0-12 years old|