VALLEY OF THE BUTTERFLIES
Thousands of butterflies on the “oriental sweetgum trees”
Nobody knows the reason why millions of butterflies chose this valley, covered with typical vegetation of all kinds, to make their biggest community in this world. Small paths next to the running water will lead you to the trees with the thick trunks, that are covered with the butterflies resting during the day. The slightest noise is enough to create a multicolored cloud of these beautiful creatures, as they fly away frightened, before they will choose the next tree to cover and paint with their wings.
In the heart of one of the biggest forests in Rhodes are situated the (seven) springs were the Italians took advantage to create artificial lakes and tunnels with running water, a cool break in the heat of the summer.