Valley of the Butterflies

Valley of the Butterflies, Petaloudes: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Valley of the Butterflies Reviews: 3.5/5

Valley of the Butterflies
3.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Valleys
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From late July to late September, this planned valley fills up with millions of multicolor butterflies.
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2-3 hours
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Ekaterina K
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Not much to see, pretty place though.
May 2021 • Family
Nice ambience and environment, a lot of stairs probably like 500. Not much to see though. Not that many butterflies either, but there is other wildlife like lizards and crabs
Written June 11, 2021
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Pawelino
Warsaw, Poland154 contributions
A chilly Paradise on Rhodos Island
May 2021
We have visited as a family ( 3 adults, 2 kids of 3 and 7 years) this valley mid may this year.
It was absolutely unique experience.
Mid of an hot Island; a picturesque forest, hilly environment ; with woodeen paths, woodeen bridges , small creeks , banks to sit on , and nicely chilli.
We thought we were somewhere in mountains.
Absolutely great, and you do not need any butterflies :)

Knowing that, next time , we will plan much more time to relax there !!!!!
Written June 1, 2021
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mel and paul t
5 contributions
Colours amazing
Sep 2020
Friendly staff, amazing colours, I love butterflies and was not disappointed, nice to walk around and views were good
Written January 5, 2021
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lamb_bob
Sheffield, UK139 contributions
Lovely place to visit
Sep 2020
This was a morning organised tour through our hotel. The valley was approximately 40 minutes drive from our Hotel and the mini bus was full so no social distancing, we had to wear a mask. When we were dropped off in the car park it was unclear as to where to go but a short walk through the wooded area at the top of the car park revealed the entrance.
If you are expecting tonnes of butterflies and all different species then this trip is not for you. There is only one species and when they are not flying they are well camouflaged against the tree bark or rock but we saw a some large groups rising up from trees and the water but they are very hard to photograph.
The walk through the woods is pretty hard going in places (uphill) and people were not very spatially aware walking very close in some cases especially when crossing bridges etc. There is a very welcome café area at the top of the valley which served iced coffee and cold drinks.
You can then carry on up out of the valley to the Monastery which very picturesque in its own right had some glorious views down to the sea - amazing. You then have to walk all the way down back into the valley lol and can then go further into the valley but to be fair that side is okay but not as amazing as going up. There is a gift shop and food bar serving drinks etc when you reach the entrance. I would recommend this trip
Written November 11, 2020
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Stuart C
Rayleigh, UK2,981 contributions
Natural wonder
Aug 2020
As you drive up to the valley there are 3 different car parks. Each provides access to the valley so don’t worry if the first is full. They also have people showing you where to park. We went to the middle car park where there were toilets and a restaurant. We walked up the valley and soon came across the moths that were everywhere especially on the trees and rocks. There were also fresh water crabs and the narrow wooded valley with a stream running through with waterfalls and bridges is very pretty. It’s a great way to spend a couple of hours.
Written November 5, 2020
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mary h
London, UK91 contributions
Lovely walk
Oct 2020
We knew before we arrived that the chance of seeing butterflies was slim, as wrong time of the year. We still had a lovely walk and saw some lovely waterfalls along the way ,it is steep in places with lots of stairs can image it’s slippery when wet, no shelter along the way if it decides to rain. Lucky not busy cause of the time of year so Covid social distancing wasn’t really a problem .
Written October 28, 2020
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Car212167
Isle of Wight, UK93 contributions
Magical
Oct 2020 • Family
Though we visited in late October and saw no butterflies this place is totally magical walking through the forest with the waterfalls you can forget where you are. Yes the entrance fee is €3pp children are free but it's well worth it and the cafe at the top had reasonable prices. Make sure you have sensible footwear as it can be slippy underneath and for those with pushchairs or walking difficulties this is probably a no due to the amount of steps. If we returned to Rhodes we would come back here.
Written October 24, 2020
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a m
London, UK217 contributions
Zero butterflies
Oct 2020
No doubt beautiful in summer but it should close end of September. Complete waste of time going in October. Yes we should have checked but didn’t expect them to be open if it’s out of butterfly season. Hundreds of other disappointed visitors also paid their 3 euros each to walk up a path and back again with disappointed faces being the only thing visible in the valley.
Written October 22, 2020
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Mick T
14 contributions
Steeper than expected.
Oct 2020 • Couples
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.

Having parked at bottom car park we knew there would be quite a hike to get to the top. The first half is quite pleasant but the second half is quite steep and with many steps. No way this could be done with pushchairs. The cool of the shade is much appreciated and the waterfalls are attractive.

We saw no butterflies on the way up but the trip down was much better - clearly they are not early risers so don’t get there too early. It’s clear that the further you get from the centre of the season, the less spectacular the display. The small reduction in entry to 3€ each took some of the sting out.

Cafe at bottom station seemed reasonably priced and not charging for the captive audience. View from the monastery site at the top is worth the hike.
Written October 2, 2020
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Liliana B
Galati, Romania50 contributions
Magic land
Sep 2020
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 around you. Just waiting the fairies to appear behind the sweetgum trees🧚‍♀️
Written September 30, 2020
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