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Valley with Butterflies of Paros

You should not make the mistake of going to Paros and not visiting the Valley of the Butterflies. It is a beautiful and serene place with orgasmic vegetation, composed of all kinds of trees and plants. Surely do not expect to see a lush paradise in the heart of the Cyclades, but that's what it is all about. And the thousands of butterflies that cover tree trunks can confirm it.

The Valley with the Butterflies is located in the area of ​​Psychopiana and in order to reach it, it is enough to take the periphery that starts from Parikia to the southwest. The road is very good, while on your way, which will not exceed 5 km, you will come across the monastery Christ of the Forest and the imposing, whitewashed church of Saint Arsenios, patron saint of the island. But what you will meet when you arrive, we can hardly prepare for you.

Leaving your vehicle out in the parking lot and passing the gate you will find yourself in a world, cool first while your eye will be green. Following the well-traveled paths with arches, you will walk around the valley and wish that there were no guiding traps to get any reason to get lost. Wilds, figs, shrubs, pear trees and dozens of other trees are overwhelmed by brown butterflies, which are hooked on trunks giving another tone with the characteristic touches of their feathers.

Clearly, you will follow the instructions that prompt you to avoid sudden movements to avoid scare the butterflies. But you do not have to worry. Every now and then many of them are floating around like a flock around you, most likely wanting to settle out after so much idle time. And then you will see a unprecedented spectacle unfolding in front of you: the brown butterflies appear in front of you with all the grandeur of the shimmering shades they hid before their folded wings. Your walk on the stone paths, under the sound of fountains running through the fountains, can keep as long as you want. If you are tired you can rest in the nice refreshment room as you need to start your ride from the beginning.