Valley of the Butterflies, Petaloudes

#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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  • Do not expect from this place to see some huge tropical butterflies, as at exhibitions. Rather, it is a cool and beautiful place to walk in the heat, along a picturesque stream with waterfalls. There are hundreds of butterflies, but they mostly sit on rocks or trees. Two-year-old son with pleasure went all the way back and forth, the road is not difficult. But you can one way climb on the locomotive (from the parking lot number 2), and then go down on foot. We had a good time. The cafe downstairs has excellent coffee and delicious yoghurt with honey.
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  • Wonderful place that deserves to be visited for its numerous variety of butterflies, the cost of the ticket is ridiculous 5 euros, very clean and tidy If you continue you get to a monastery with a wonderful view
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