The Cyclades Sights

Petaloudes Park

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 12/21/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

Petaloudes, Petaloudes Park, Paros, 84400, Greece

Phone:

22840-91554

Sight Details:

  • €2; kids under 15 are free
  • Mid-May–Mid-Sept., daily 8–8

Published 12/21/2015

Advertisement

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all sights in The Cyclades

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.