Well-marked paths winding through the park make it easy to discover all that the Petaloudes has to offer.. The minimal entrance fee is a small price to pay to experience the idyllic setting and escape the heat.
During the months of June to September, swarms of butterflies named Euplagia quadripunctaria, or Jersey tiger moth, settle on this small oasis. They choose this place to spend the last phase of their life.
Resting on the leaves, they can be observed by the guests in their natural habitat. If you are lucky, you might catch them in flight, revealing the vivid red of the underside of their wings, which contrasts with their dark upper side.
For countless years, “Petaloudes” has been a haven for this species, granting it a unique essence. The gates opened to the public in the ’70s, enabling the visitors to relish in the beauty of the natural world. However, it’s crucial to remember that the reserve primarily belongs to the winged creatures. We kindly ask all visitors to be attentive to their environment and refrain from disturbing them in any way.