Rhodes is a beautiful island in Greece. Many tourists come here all around the year during different seasons. Rhodes Holidays are the best for families as they offer something for every member of the family. Rhodes has some of world class restaurants, hotels, resorts, nightclubs and entertainment centers.
There are many worth seeing sites in Rhodes. Visiting the Valley of the Butterflies is one of the best Rhodes Holidays Ideas.
The Valley of the Butterflies found in the west of the island is one of the most famous attractions in Rhodes. It is located in the south of Theologos village on Rhodes Island, about a kilometer distance away from Paradisi and about 26 kilometers away from the Rhodes Town. People from different areas of the world visit the valley during their Rhodes Holidays.
The Valley of the Butterflies is a unique natural park where thousands of multi colored butterflies appears from Jun to Sep each year. The valley is given its name because of its unique reserve of butterflies. It is a beautiful valley full of greenery and natural beauty.
One can also drive to the nearby area of Petaloudes where the beautiful Kalimorfa Butterflies are found. The beautiful river Pelekanos also runs through this lush green valley.
The valley is usually full of butterflies in autumn and spring seasons. There are different kinds of butterflies found here but the most common one is the species of Quadripunctaria Poda from the Panaxia genus
Because of the high humidity in the valley, the butterflies come here to reproduce. Such a large number of butterflies have made this place famous and tourists usually spend whole day seeing the Valley of the Butterflies during their Rhodes Holidays.
In the recent years the number of butterflies has been affected greatly because of unchecked tourism. Therefore, several measures have been taken to limit the tourist activity here. Even whistling and clapping is prohibited in some areas to avoid disturbing the butterflies.
The Beautiful Scenery:
There are many small trails and paths in the valley. There is a nearby river and some waterfalls. The tall trees make the area completely shaded. The overall temperature of the valley is cool and is visited by the guests during summers.
There is also a small monastery in the area of Panagia Kalopetra Monastery. There are many small wooden bridges and stone steps in the valley. The beautiful Ygramvari tree in the valley has aromatic raisins that not only attract butterflies but also the visitors.
The Valley of the Butterflies is a very peaceful place so many people come here to relax and rest during their Rhodes Holidays.
Taverns and Resorts:
There are many small taverns and restaurants in the valley where one can enjoy a meal, snacks and refreshment. There are some taverns close to the waterfall as well. One can enjoy a romantic dinner or lunch near the waterfall.