Valley of the Butterflies (Peta Loudhes), Petaloudes

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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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  • We came to the Valley of butterflies, making round-the rental car Rhodes campaign friends in September. Went to the main entrance, it should be noted at once that the September-this is not the time for butterflies. Their most likely a lot of spring and summer. They fly the pitch growing in the Valley. Only saw one butterfly, hardly found. Mostly admired a beautiful gorge, through which flow down stream. Went-went up, the track does not end, then generally you had to climb stairs up the Hill. One of our tourist went and found there a small monastery, and we stayed at the bottom and admired the bright Greens, breathed fresh air wet, rested from the heat. We love nature attractions, parks, always go there and look around. so if you love nature and as we we advise you to go there. Attraction of the modest, but very pleasant. And yet-correctly assess their physical strength, the road goes up, there are benches for rest, if there is a problem with the feet-not much to see.
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  • The valley is very nice, BUT watch out cause the butterflies are dead mid-September! So, I personally didn't see any butterflies - however the area is still nice for a walk. 
  • Didn't realize there were different types of butterflies and summer was the best time, so I was expecting something more. Nice walk but not great, and definitely not worth it make many km such as from Lindos. Also the bar at the end of the trail in the afternoon closed early and many people arrive after all the trail were unable even to buy a bottle of water ...
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