The Valley Of The Butterflies

The Valley of the Butterflies

It is located 25 kilometers from the city of Rhodes near the area of Kalamonas. It is in this rare habitat that the butterfly Panaxia Quadripunctaria makes its appearance from mid June to mid September. Following the specially designed trails and wooden bridges, view the incredible beauty of the ponds filled with water lilies, waterfalls, vegetation, crystal waters and enjoy this unique natural phenomenon.

The stone stairs you will encounter lead to the Monastery of Virgin Kalopetra, built by Dimitri Ypsilanti in 1782. The Natural History Museum of Rhodes at the entrance to the valley, exhibits display cases representing the conditions of the natural environment according to most modern museological conceptions. The exhibits include rare and common species from the area, library, plus a modern conceptual and botanical laboratory.