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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  • 26 klms from Rhodes town, among Theologos and Paradeisi villages lies the butterfly valley. In fact, you expect to see colourful butterflies but what you really find here is the summer settlement of t...  more »
  • Butterfly Valley, a beautiful place, the entire walk takes about two hours, entrance fee. Butterflies shokoladnic was pretty much. Liked it.
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  • A cool wood with small streams and waterfalls, already in itself relaxing. But at some point you see the trunks and branches of the trees covered with a lot of faralle (Panaxia Quadripunctaria) who come here to breed. A phenomenon of nature to look closely at why quite rare. An unforgettable experience. The site requires compliance with rules for the preservation and protection of the species, but some visitors do not comporatno accordingly trying to disturb the butterflies to take them away from their State and see them fly.
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