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   Rhodos island in Dodecanece islands in Aegean Sea in Greece

The Valley of the Butterflies of Rhodes

                                    

                              A short drive inland will take you to Petaloudes .a scenic gorge which ,from  June to September  is home to the rate and eye catching Kalimorfa Butterfly .

          Attracted  by the recin in the storax  trees ,these delicate creatures  flicker white, brown, black  and red  in flight.  Take care not to disturb them as they are weakened by any  unexpected noise .There are  shady walks through

the woods and a restaurant with tables overlooking a waterfall and bubbling  stream.

 

         

      The Valley of the Butterflies is worth a visit and though their numbers are declining due to the impact of tourism on their habitat, they are still impressive.

        The Valley oh the Butterflies of Rhodos located 20 km from the airport of Rhodes, and is near by the Village Kalamonas.

           This is a lush green Valley ,with a small river running through it. The site is Beautifully arranged, with little wooden Bridges ,stone  steps,and an uphill path  which leads  to the Monastery  of the  Virgin of Kalopetra

           At the entrance of the Valley ,there is a small souvenir shop .The Valley of the Butterflies is a unique  natural Park, where each Year  from June to September ,thousands of moulti-  colored  butterflies appear.

     The  Park is  a nice place to walk ,under the shade of the trees. The characteristic scent of the pine  resin, which  attracts  the butterflies ,the coolness  from the  abundantly  flowing waters ,make this  a small paradise  even  during the hot days of the summer .


   The species "panaxia quadripunctaria " is found also ,many to the island of Parosand at Osios Loukas ,But the valley of the Buterflies is their principal habitat in items of population

    Just a few minutes away  you can visit Panagia Kalopetra ,where are wonderful views and picnic tables
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