Butterfly Valley | Rhodes
Updated: Nov 22, 2019
The Butterfly Valley, which lies on the west side of Rhodes, hosts millions of butterflies that hang in the shadows of the Zitia tree.
The valley is around 5 km south from Theologos village and 25 km from Rhodes city.
The phenomenon of the flying of butterflies takes place in August when the butterflies rush into the valley to reproduce. But the cycle until reproduction starts from the rainy season (feeding and growing as caterpillars), continues with the appearance of the new butterflies in spring and peaks in summer. During the last years, the population of the butterflies shows a reduction mainly due to the disturbance from visitors.
The entrance of the valley hosts also the National History Museum of Rhodes which exhibits rare species of the valley and Rhodes.