2014-04-07

Butterfly Valley | Faralya-Turkey

Butterfly Valley, which is located near the town of Fethiye, south-west Turkey. The Butterfly Valley near Fethiye is a hidden gem of Turkeys Turquoise Coast. The south of Ölüdeniz and 30 km south of FethiyeFaralya was known simply as the "village on the cliffs of the Butterfly Valley" until recently, when travelers start to take a deeper look at the village. The village itself is quite pleasant to see, with its houses and gardens cascading towards the Valley's cliffs. Profound, steep, and accessible only by boat or via the Lycian Way walking trail, which is against advised. 

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Valley of the butterflies Turkey


The Butterfly Valley Faralay near the south of Fethiye is a hidden gem of Turkeys Turquoise Coast and known as the " Butterfly Valley." The Valley has only been visited in the last twenty or so years before it was relatively untouched and unknown. Luckily due to the Valley being inaccessible, it has been kept intact and pure. Butterfly Valley is one of the most worth seeing places in Turkey. The Valley lies in the foothills of the 2000 meter high Mount Babadağ and runs between soaring rock walls. The Valley is located at the base of Babadag mountain and is protected by the World Heritage Foundation. 

It gets its name from the unique butterfly species, which have recently been the only residents in the Valley for thousands of years. There are over 60 different species of butterfly in the Valley, some appearing in the daytime and others only venturing out at night. There are many rare butterflies, and for those who are enthusiasts, there is a small museum located in the Valley dedicated to giving more in-depth information about the species that can be found there.

First Image credit Denis Barushev

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Butterfly valley Turkey


The untouched valley is lush green and has much vegetation. Some of the lands are being cultivated to produce fresh fruit and vegetable to feed the hungry travelers that are desperate to get away from the hustle and bustle of the nearby tourist areas. Many of those choosing to stay on the island are backpackers, who bring tents or stay in the treehouses provided. Many of the boat trips that leave daily from Oludeniz beach make a stop at Butterfly Valley. Visitors are asked to refrain from shouting while exploring as the butterflies are very sensitive. Also, to preserve the valley by taking your litter away after your visit.

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