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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  • First of all: I was here at the beginning of October, out of season - so, no butterflies. You should be aware that the butterflies are only there for a very limited time in summer. But at the...  more »
  • a little cool on a sultry day. very interesting walk. unforgettable experience. with very young children it will be difficult  more »
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