Trip Planner: Europe / Greece / South Aegean / Dodecanese / Rhodes / Petaloudes / Valley of the Butterflies
Explore the world of colorful insects at Valley of the Butterflies, 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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Valley of the Butterflies by using our Petaloudes journey builder app .
Tours to Valley of the Butterflies
Rhodes Top 3 Sights to Kallithea, Butterfly Valley, and Filerimos Full-Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $34
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
The Valley of Butterflies and Halki Day Tour from South Rhodes BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $91
Duration: 9 hours
Valley of the Butterflies Reviews
Suite à de nombreux avis plutôt positifs, nous sommes allées à la vallée des papillons lors de nos vacances à Rhodes en mai. Nous avons payé 3€ par adultes (ce qui ne semblait pas être excessif). Néan... more »Following many rather positive reviews, we went to the Butterfly Valley during our holidays in Rhodes in May. We paid €3 per adult (which didn't seem to be excessive). However, no butterfly on the horizon. Certainly, the walk in the forest along a river in the shade of trees is nice but it stops there. Plus, it goes up and there's a lot of stairs. So €3 to walk in the middle of the forest that does not bring anything special, in the end, it's a bit pricey. My daughter was disappointed that she could not see any butterfly. The cashier did well to warn us that there was no butterfly to see. The scam is especially that when descending, we crossed people who made the walk for free. Indeed, at the entrance, the gate was open and there was no cashier. We really felt like we were caught for pigeons. The place is pretty and when there are butterflies, it must be top but otherwise it is not worth the shot.
Entrée payante pour ne pas voir de papillons. La ballade tout en escaliers dans la forêt est sympa. Entrée payante pour ne pas voir de papillons. La ballade tout en escaliers dans la forêt est sympa. more »Entrance fee not to see butterflies. The walk all the stairs in the forest is nice. Entrance fee not to see butterflies. The walk all the stairs in the forest is nice.
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