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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  • Following many rather positive reviews, we went to the Butterfly Valley during our holidays in Rhodes in May. We paid €3 per adult (which didn't seem to be excessive). However, no butterfly on the horizon. Certainly, the walk in the forest along a river in the shade of trees is nice but it stops there. Plus, it goes up and there's a lot of stairs. So €3 to walk in the middle of the forest that does not bring anything special, in the end, it's a bit pricey. My daughter was disappointed that she could not see any butterfly. The cashier did well to warn us that there was no butterfly to see. The scam is especially that when descending, we crossed people who made the walk for free. Indeed, at the entrance, the gate was open and there was no cashier. We really felt like we were caught for pigeons. The place is pretty and when there are butterflies, it must be top but otherwise it is not worth the shot.
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  • Entrance fee not to see butterflies. The walk all the stairs in the forest is nice. Entrance fee not to see butterflies. The walk all the stairs in the forest is nice.
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