The Valley of the Butterflies Fall - Rhodes, Greece
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry
N 36° 20.196 E 028° 03.726
35S E 595317 N 4021806
Quick Description: The Waterfall in the Valley of the Butterflies where he is not alone
Location: Greece
Date Posted: 9/16/2021 1:40:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM14Z8Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
"Rhodes is recognized for its rich vegetation and natural beauty, which is very rare on a Greek island! The canyon of Pelekanos River hosts a unique Valley that is named after the Panaxia Quatripunctaria Butterfly. The 1 km route that composes the Butterfly Valley is beautifully organized with wooden bridges over pools and falls of water, paved footpaths, and little benches to enjoy the scenery.

The Valley is situated close to the village Theologos, some 23 km southeast from Rhodes town, and 10 km from the Airport. The Valley was found in the 1930s by Italians, who developed a beautiful 1 km path that goes through the canyon along with the areas where the butterflies are most densely populated. First studies were conducted by a German entomologist Reinhard Eiger.

There are three entrances with parking areas. The bottom entrance is next to the Museum of Natural History. The middle entrance is considered to be the main entrance with a snack bar and a souvenir shop, and the upper entrance is next to the Monastery of Panaghia Kalopetra."
Source: (visit link)
Type: Cascade

Parking Coordinates: N 36° 20.257 E 028° 03.720

Watercourse: Pelekanos

Waterfall Height: 30

Seasonality: Seasonal

Viewpoint: Bottom

Path Up and Down: Full

Walk Behind: Not at all

Seasons of Best Flow: Not listed

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