Valley of the Butterflies (Peta Loudhes), Petaloudes
(2.6/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
Explore the world of colorful insects at Valley of the Butterflies (Peta Loudhes), 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. Using our international travel planner, Petaloudes attractions like Valley of the Butterflies (Peta Loudhes) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Visited in July, ideal as a break from beach life for half a day in nature. Already the walk in the Woods is pleasant but the spectacle of butterflies is unique, although one should not expect swarms, are mostly laid in trunks or walls and all of the same type, but in impressive amount (yet it says that because of man their number is much diminished).
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  • We visited Butterfly Valley in the middle of October and even though there were no butterflies to see, the place is really tranquil and a lovely walk. The views from the Chapel at the top are breath t...  more »
  • While we were out of season, we still have some butterflies seen. Furthermore, it is just a very nice piece of nature. It is a lot of steps to walk, so a little condition is necessary. At the top to get to the monastery, from where you have a beautiful view. Very well worth the walk.
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