The Cyclades Sights

Petaloudes Park

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 02/14/2017

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


Petaloudes, Petaloudes Park, Paros, 84400, Greece



Sight Details:

  • €2; kids under 15 are free

Published 02/14/2017


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