Travel guide: Butterfly Valley (Petaloudes), Rhodes

The butterfly valley is a unique natural reserve located on the island of Rhodes about 30 km from the capital. Otherwise, it is called the Petaludes valley in honor of the municipality located in this territory. In fact, the Valley of Butterflies is not a valley at all, but a narrow park that stretches to the top of a hill along the gorge. Thousands of butterflies fill it with life and movement.

In the Butterfly Valley in Rhodes, you can find small waterfalls, quaint stony ledges and minor inhabitants of the reserve: crabs, lizards, and rare birds. In the Valley of Butterflies, is a pleasant microclimate. Local lakes and rivers provide sufficient humidity and coolness. Therefore, not only the butterflies themselves but also tourists can boast of good feeling in the reserve. The air in the valley is soaked by the vanilla flavors.

Growing Styrax trees in the nature reserve are releasing the odorous resins smell. The delicate aroma of styraxes is very appealing to the butterflies. They flock to it from all over the area.


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