Valley of Butterflies Hiking Trail on Rhodos Island, Greece

The Valley of Butterflies on the Greek island of Rhodes is one of the island’s most popular destinations during the warm months from end of May to end of September, where especially the Jersey tiger moth (Euplagia quadripunctaria) gather by the thousands in the shaded canyon, which hosts the only natural forest of the Oriental Sweetgum tree (Liquidambar…

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Valley of Butterflies Rhodes Hiking Trail - small stream next to the path

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Filerimos Monastery – Ialysos Hiking Trail on Rhodos Island in Greece

Greece is known for its beautiful coastline and its rich cultural heritage. However, hiking is becoming more and more popular among those who want to see more of Greece than just the popular sights and the sea. We spent Easter on the Greek island Rhodes, which is the fourth largest island of Greece and particularly known for its UNESCO World…

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Filerimos Monastery - Ialysos Hiking Trail - view from the terrace beneath the huge Filerimos cross

Skopos Trail on Zakynthos Island in Greece

Greece is mostly known for its cultural heritage and beaches, but the country also offers beautiful nature for outdoor enthusiasts to explore. We were so fortunate to go to the Ionian island of Zakynthos (also called Zante) in the middle of October when the weather was great, but not too warm for hiking. After a bit…

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Skopos Trail - View on Zante