Valley of the Butterflies, Petaloudes

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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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  • There are 3 parking sites where you can enter Valley of the Butterflies. Google maps shows "top" and "central" parking, but there is also parking at the bottom by "Cafe Butterflies" We decided to... 
    There are 3 parking sites where you can enter Valley of the Butterflies. Google maps shows "top" and "central" parking, but there is also parking at the bottom by "Cafe Butterflies" We decided to...  more »
  • It is off season so no butterflies - but the scenery is still beautiful so I imagine it would be lovley in season (June-September) however it is ALOT of walking and ALOT of stairs( iPhone health app.....  more
    It is off season so no butterflies - but the scenery is still beautiful so I imagine it would be lovley in season (June-September) however it is ALOT of walking and ALOT of stairs( iPhone health app.....  more »
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  • nice natural reservation but the butterflies are there around June 15th not at the end of May. It was nice that the lady that sold is the tickets told us in advance. the ticket is 3€ and it worth the trip as there is a valley with a mountain river. If you want to get rid of the heat and get some cold you can go there for sure. Add some monasteries asking the way and you'll make a great 1 day trip.
  • I just visited this park and there was no butterfly as it was not the season. But even without any butterflies, the place is really nice. You can do a very nice walk alongside a small river, you will see some waterfalls too. I do recommend it!

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