Valley of the Butterflies (Peta Loudhes), Petaloudes

2.4
#3 of 18 in Wildlife in Rhodes
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.
Create an itinerary including Valley of the Butterflies (Peta Loudhes)
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,583 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 17, 2017
    Very beautiful route through the Valley, wooden bridges, beautiful lakes, lush vegetation and of course many butterflies. Stop at the points that would see them flying some and observe in the trunks of trees and on slopes, with dozens of butterflies resting. Wonderful scenery.
    View original
  • August 17, 2017
    Short abstract: attention all those who want to go and have preset on your phone to automatically connect to a network because I happened, but also to others who felt down the street, that the cell phone is connected to a network. Logically the credit was scaled down. So advice to disable the data or aerial mode. As far as the Valley call it more than anything else, because, despite being a few kilometres, are all uphill along a Creek, in whose surroundings are set back the butterflies still. If it weren't for the gentlemen, who climbed over the fence causing them to fly, we wouldn't have seen anything fancy, just a nice nature trail. Once in flight are really wonderful. Entrance fee is €5 per person including a visit to the Museum. We arrived at 16 and at the top at 18 (CLOSING TIME). If you arrive at that hour will drop you off the Valley along the road that takes us outside, wrong and dangerous. Recommendations:-If there is the train (at the cost of 4.5 € per person) take it so takes you to the top and then you'll have to fall back on foot the Valley, much more comfortable thing to do. -DO NOT climb up to the monastery because it is completely unnecessary and a waste of energy. -Go with sports apparel and shoes because the path is difficult. Let's say if you have time to spare then go for it, because it is far.
    View original
  • August 17, 2017
    With my fiancee waited on the last day to do this hike; is rather long and winding and unfortunately not seen many butterflies as they fly around, sin.
    View original

Plan your trip to Petaloudes

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Petaloudes

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Petaloudes by other users

5 days in Rhodes BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Rhodes BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Greece BY A USER FROM SPAIN September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Rhodes BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Petaloudes BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Rhodes BY A USER FROM LEBANON August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Petaloudes BY A USER FROM GREECE June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Rhodes BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, romantic, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Rhodes & Symi BY A USER FROM LEBANON July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Rhodes BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Rhodes BY A USER FROM LEBANON June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Rhodes BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans