Butterfly valley

The Valley of the Butterflies, known worldwide as a summer place of stay in Rhodes for millions of butterflies during June and  September. It concerns a  a habitat with dense vegetation, breathtaking natural beauty,  bridge constructions harmonious with the environment, cobblestone paths, ponds, small endless waterfalls, serene atmosphere a unique experience for the visitor.The visitor is enchanted by the sound of cicadas and the rustling of cool waters. The area is famous for its natural beauty, the main and unique feature of the  valley is the plant Zitia”” and  the specific substances secreted from it, which attracts butterflies and the valley is a breeding place of  the Panaxia Quadripunctaria butterfly.The butterfly has a body length of 1.8 to 2.3 centimetres, a wingspan of 5.5 to 6 cm and is brown-black colour with yellowish spots. This species of butterfly belongs to the family of nocturnal butterflies and for this reason the butterflies remain still during the day occupying the tree trunks, rocks, making their movements only at night.This may be a small disappointment for the visitors, not to be surrounded by flying butterflies, but nevertheless they are astonished by the huge population of butterflies that accumulates in the area. It is situated 25 km from the city of Rhodes, near the village Damatria and Theologos. During the summer months there are regular bus services.

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Opening Hours Mon to Sun, 9:00 a.m – 17:00 p.m
Entrance 5 Euro/adult (dependent on the month you visit)
Free for children under 10 years old
Note: Valid ID is necessary for the discount
General Information phone (+30) 22410 82822
Address Kilada petalounton, West Rhodes
How to get there Taxi, Bus, Car, Moto, Bicycle

Distance from

City Center 23 km
Old Town 24 km
Airport 9 km
Ialisos-Ixia (West) 14 km
Faliraki (East) 20 km
Kolimbia (East) 33 km
Lindos (East) 55 km
Pefkos (East) 59 km