Magical Beauty of Butterfly Valley
Butterfly Valley is a scenic valley in southwestern Turkey, located in the Fethiye district of Muğla Province. It is known for its stunning beauty and the large number of butterfly species that inhabit the area. The valley is surrounded by high cliffs and can only be accessed by boat. Visitors come to enjoy its serene atmosphere, go swimming in the crystal-clear waters, and hike in the surrounding hills.
The valley is approximately 200 meters deep and surrounded by steep cliffs that reach up to 400 meters. Its romantic name the valley got due to the extraordinarily beautiful tiger butterfly of the «Arctiidae» family. Most of tiger butterflies can be seen in early June. Colonies of these fascinating moths are flitting in a protected valley until late October. Almost all species of butterflies that live on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea can be found in the Butterfly Valley Fethiye Turkey. In addition to the butterflies, there are also many bird species, including some that are rare, that can be spotted in the valley. Butterfly Valley in 1995 was declared as nature reserve and is completely closed for construction.