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See Valley of the Butterflieson Rhodes, Greece

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You can see hundreds and thousands of butterflies Arctiidae that arrive in the valley at the end of May and live on tree trunks up to the end of October.
How to see Valley of the Butterflies on Rhodes
Butterfly Valley is located in the municipality of Petaloudes, 20 kilometres from the capital. You can reach it from Rhodes by bus and car.

Valley is rather a narrow park that stretches along the gorge. Among the lakes and streams, trees styrax, emitting into the air aromas of vanilla, bridges you will see a lot of butterflies, clinging to the bark of trees from all sides.

The season opens in May and lasts until November, but it is best to come here in late June, in the most favourable time for new butterflies.

Where to do?

#6The Valley of the Butterflies on RhodesThe Valley of the Butterflies

Nature Reserve, the famous landmark of Rhodes, where on the trunks of trees you will see live butterflies Arctiidae, and the air is saturated with vanilla.

Location: Petaloudes
Open hours: from 8:00 am to 6-7:00 pm

How much?

€5 costs bus from Rhodes to Petaloudes; €5 cost the entrance to the valley in high season and €3 costs the entrance to the valley in low season.
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Guest07 September 2018Atrocious behaviour from the cashier at entrance 1, who having told a lady requiring the use of a “stroller” that the route was suitable, sold them tickets. Within a few meters of the start, they had found the track to be totally unsuitable for this lady. They had asked for a refund and initially had been told to leave the lady behind and continue without her. The cashier then aggressively and repeatedly told the group to leave, even pushing one of the men of the group away in an argument lasting 10 minutes or more.

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