RHODES – Valley of the butterflies – Panaxia Quadripunctaria

The Valley of the Butterflies lies in the western part of Rhodes. This is a lush green valley with a small river running through it. The site is beautifully arranged, with little wooden bridges and stone steps. The characteristic scent of the pine resin, which attracts the butterflies, and the coolness from the flowing water make this a small paradise even during hot summer days.Thousands of butterflies of the genus Panaxia overwhelm the valley in order to reproduce in the month of August. Unfortunatly, the population of the Panaxia has been constantly in decline over the last few years due to several factors, one of the most important being the disturbance by visitors. The butterflies have no stomach and during mating season survive mainly from the energy stored from their previous lives as caterpillars. The disturbance of visitors is however forcing the butterflies to fly all day, consuming valuable energy. Visitors should therefore be very considerate not to disturb these beautiful creatures in any way.

Release Dates

2009, 2015, 2016

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine with script
  • City: RHODES
  • Country: Greece
  • Available: yes
  • Location: RHODES, Greece