Valley of the Butterflies, Petaloudes

2.5
#1 of 10 in Nature in Rhodes
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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  • Valley of the butterflies is a great place to rest, relax, but (perhaps mostly) also observe nature. There are (highly): moth Arctia kaja and freshwater (!), hunting her crabs. Without haste, observing and photographing, you can spend a pleasant time for a small price.
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  • We visited yesterday instead. The place is indeed beautiful, but except for the souvenir stalls about butterflies, no relation to butterflies. The entrance costs 3 euros and you can hike instead. Shady place. In my opinion, pretty boring. Repetitive views and not watch the butterfly. (The callout are pages themselves indicate we don't see where butterflies)
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  • In a small valley with ponds, streams and steep bridges, is the Habitat of a rare moth, that settles on the logs and stones. Since the path is quite uncomfortable, starting near the Nursia of Kalopetra (ticket and parking at the entrance of the Valley)) and then downhill to the entrance "official" a train back to the parking lot
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