Valley of the Butterflies, Petaloudes

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Explore the world of colorful insects at Valley of the Butterflies, a nature reserve famous for sheltering a tiger moth species native to the region. Watch the small river flow through this protected zone, transitioning to a waterfall that plummets into a green pool. Get a close-up look at the sweetgum trees, which host millions of caterpillars. If possible, time your visit for the end of the wet season, when the caterpillars transform into colorful moths. Before you go, stop at the park's natural history museum and see displays about native wildlife and a state-of-the-art moth hatchery. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Valley of the Butterflies by using our Petaloudes journey builder app .
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  • Nice place, very cool because of the trees and streams, I went late in the morning, to see. One thing always look the rest immediately in front of the ticket office, I unfortunately I didn't right away and I have cheated! Otherwise it's nice to take a walk among the butterflies.
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  • First of all the Council visiting this attraction in the morning because from eleven onwards comes a flood of tourists despite the signs indicate to be quiet only think of laughing and yelling. Besides being narrow walkways if there are many people we must continually stopping to let pass. Need to have a comfortable clothing and sneakers. That being said I think it's a special place, where to stop silently to watch fly butterflies or to rest. There are lots of butterflies and flying around. I hope all these tourists didn't scare too many. At the top of the trail (all uphill and stairs) there is a little bar where you can relax. Then climbing further up the street for a short drive we arrive at a monastery with a spectacular view. Interesting excursion for which takes at least a few quiet hours.
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  • You can enjoy the cool of the trees and the presence of butterflies and crabs but not captivated me all that much.
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