Valley of the Butterflies, Petaloudes

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Valley · Wildlife Area
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.
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  • This place becomes quite marginal if you visit outside the main butterfly season (May to end Sep). Our visit was 1 Oct so we were hoping that a day late would not diminish the experience too much...  more »
  • Go to Butterflies Valley to charge your battery! Walking into forest and fill your heart with peace and divine lights of sun shining on clear spring water. Magic land with red butterflies flying...  more »

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