Rhodes butterflies valley

The most famous attraction of the island with nature creator

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In the many beauties of Rhodes, the castles, the beautiful settlements,

the dazzling beaches and the atmosphere that refers to the time of the knights,

the Valley of the Butterflies stands out for its exceptional natural beauty and of course its winged “inhabitants”.

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It is located near the village of Theologos, on the northwest side of the island, and is one of the rare habitats in Europe.

The area is the summer “refuge” of the butterfly of Rhodes called Butterfly the Square or Panaxia Quadripunctaria.

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In the impressive Valley the conditions are ideal for the reproduction of the butterflies,

which pass through the rich vegetation and the abundant running waters, in their summer.

The river Pelekanos, which flows through the Valley, creates impressive natural formations

that highlight the beauty of the landscape: ponds, streams, small waterfalls.

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All this framed by plenty of greenery – in fact in the area thrives a rare species

of plane tree that favors the attraction of butterflies, as a substance in its bark acts as a magnet.

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Take a tour of the beautiful Valley and make a stop at the Museum of Natural History

and the monastery of Kalopetra, to enjoy the view from above.

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And remember that the butterfly population is being tested and endangered by several factors,

most notably the human, as usual. Unfortunately, what for some is self-evident, that is,

when visiting a habitat they do not bother but respect the animals, for others it is not.

 

 

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