Valley of the Butterflies (Peta Loudhes), Petaloudes

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Valley Forest
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 have visited this place, it is very nice place to visit, but at the time we visit - there is no butterflies.  more »
  • Visited the valley. There is transport in the way of a " noddy train" but not very well advertised so we took a taxi from tholos. (€15). To far to walk. 5+km from the main road. The valley is pictures...  more »
  • Beautiful and well worth a visit but be warned that it's exhausting unless you are very fit. Steep climb to the top of the valley and if you go down it's a steep climb back up however it's well worth ...  more »