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Valley of the Butterflies (Peta Loudhes)

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Address: Petaloudes, Greece
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+30 2241 082822
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

From late July to late September, this planned valley fills up with...

From late July to late September, this planned valley fills up with millions of multicolor butterflies.

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This is physically incredibly demanding, and out of season will reveal few if any butterflies

Arriving to find the start set in a cool and shaded valley we had every expectation of this being a special experience. However it did not turn out to be as good as hoped. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Preston, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arriving to find the start set in a cool and shaded valley we had every expectation of this being a special experience. However it did not turn out to be as good as hoped. The main reason is that following the set up of the site and with the presence of many people, especially at the height of the season,... More 

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Landshut, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

just make sure it's butterfly time when you plan on going there :) bring enough to drink, it's very humid there but we thought it was worth going there! nice little walk and lots of nature.

Thank Elli G
England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

€5 each to get in an no butterflies Told it was too early but we saw lots of butterflies on the island elsewhere..... Pretty walk anyway Still had to pay 50cent to use toilet despite entrance fee

1 Thank MissJoCH
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although a bit early for the butterflies we had a lovely walk through the wooded valley. We saw plenty of crabs & frogs in & around the water. Be warned that it is quite steep towards the end of the walk & good walking shoes are essential as the ground is very uneven in parts. Not suitable for anyone with... More 

3 Thank Crissyb999
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok we should have known at this time of year there would be no butterflies. We were not asked to pay the entry fee of 5euro. No warning that the main path was closed and beware toilets were also closed! On returning to main centre we had an ice cream then were asked to pay 50 cents for the toilets!... More 

Thank David S
Freudenberg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The valley is beautiful and a great place to take a short walk even without seeing butterflies in spring or autumn. What really shocked me was the fact that signs said that the butterfly population was rapidly decreasing, yet, not enough is happening to avoid this fact. I'll give a few examples: There was really a lot of rubbish inside... More 

Thank katrin_odendahl
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Closed in april :( The route seems nice. The first part was nice but no butterflies. The second part was closed and we didnt find any information when it will open

Thank Ramon J
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

It is a magical place, cool and shady and because of the microclima of the area during the warmest months of the year thousands of butterflies of only one spieces are attracted and they spend the summer mating. It is very important not to disturb them in any way, by whistling, clapping hands or smoking and of course catching them.... More 

Thank RhodesMaria
East Aegean
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

26 klms from Rhodes town, among Theologos and Paradeisi villages lies the butterfly valley. In fact, you expect to see colourful butterflies but what you really find here is the summer settlement of the night butterfly Panaxia Quadripunctaria. The landscape is full of green, streams, small wooden bridges and little animals of the forest. Very nice and cooling during hot... More 

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Fontainebleau, France
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The valley is very nice, BUT watch out cause the butterflies are dead mid-September! So, I personally didn't see any butterflies - however the area is still nice for a walk.

1 Thank aruenka

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