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Petaloudes Park

Petaloudes Park Review

The Jersey tiger moth returns year after year to mate in Petaloudes (Butterflies Valley), a lush oasis of greenery in the middle of this dry island. In May, June, and perhaps July, you can watch them as they lie dormant during the day, their chocolate-brown wings with yellow stripes still against the ivy leaves. In the evening they flutter upward to the cooler air, flashing the coral-red undersides of their wings as they rise. A notice at the entrance asks visitors not to disturb them by taking photographs or shaking the leaves.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Petaloudes, Paros, 22840
  • Cost: €3
  • Hours: Mid-May–mid-Sept., daily 9–8
  • Location: Petaloudes Park
Updated: 05-17-2011

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