Valley of the Butterflies, Petaloudes

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Valley · Wildlife Area
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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  • Friendly staff, amazing colours, I love butterflies and was not disappointed, nice to walk around and views were good  more »
  • This was a morning organised tour through our hotel. The valley was approximately 40 minutes drive from our Hotel and the mini bus was full so no social distancing, we had to wear a mask. When we...  more »
  • The valley of the butterflies was a nice walk through the forests, however it did not really live up to its name. There were a few spots with plenty of butterflies, but overall it's just a nice spot to walk along a creek. If you got plenty of time in Rhodes, definitely go, but there are better places to go!
  • Nice place with lots of butterflies
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