Rhodes' biggest draw might be its beaches, but there's plenty to do on the largest Dodecanese Island besides top up your suntan and learn to windsurf. From exploring the island’s ancient cities to sipping wine in a traditional winery, here’s how to get the most of 3 days on the Greek isle.
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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- Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
- Medieval City of Rhodes
- Archaeological Museum of Rhodes
- Kahal Shalom Synagogue and Rhodes Jewish Museum
- Throne of Helios
- Mandraki Harbour
- Acropolis of Rhodes
- Aquarium of Rhodes
- Filerimos Hill
- Waterpark Rhodes
- Anthony Quinn Bay
- Afandou Beach
- Valley of the Butterflies (Petaloudes)
- Seven Springs (Epta Piges)
- Tsambika Beach