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Bee Museum
As well as exploring the lifecycle of bees and the honey production process, Rhodes’ Bee Museum documents the history of beekeeping in the Dodecanese. The museum also boasts a glass-sided observation hive where you can watch thousands of busy bees in action.

The Basics
A standard admission ticket grants you access to the entire museum, which follows the journey of honey, wax, propolis, and royal jelly. Browse exhibits that cover the island’s long history of beekeeping and discover how bees to contribute to the ecosystems. At the end of the museum, taste products such as honey liqueurs, infused honeys, and honey wine. 

Some nature-focused tours of Rhodes combine a visit to the Bee Museum with a trip to the Valley of the Butterflies nature park, and often stop at local wineries and olive oil production facilities for tastings of local produce.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Due to its innovative observation center, the Bee Museum is a must for nature-loving travelers.
  • The museum is suitable for children; there are several interactive games to keep them entertained.
  • The honey-based and agricultural products sold at the gift shop make excellent gifts or souvenirs. 

How to Get There
The Bee Museum is situated near the village of Pastida, between Rhodes Airport and Faliraki—the best way to get there is by car. Driving from the airport takes about 15 minutes, while the journey from Rhodes city takes about 20 minutes. 

When to Get There
The museum is open daily in the summer season (June–September), and closes on Sundays in the off season. Arrive in the morning to beat the crowds. 

Valley of the Butterflies
Another popular day trip for nature enthusiasts in Rhodes is the Valley of the Butterflies, a 35-minute drive west of the Bee Museum. The best time to visit the valley is in summer, when migrating tiger moths flock here en masse. Many colorful species can be seen fluttering around the park foliage. 
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Butterfly Valley & Wine, Olive Oil, Honey Tasting Tour

Butterfly Valley & Wine, Olive Oil, Honey Tasting Tour

A unique opportunity to visit Butterfly Valley in a small group guided tour by comfortable 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 the tasting tour, you can enjoy some free time at Butterfly Valley. Every year, at the end of the wet season (late May), thousands of butterflies attracted by the scent of the oriental sweet-gum trees cover the entire landscape. It's a very unique experience and you should definitely try to see it.
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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