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Butterfly Valley (Kelebekler Vadisi)
Butterfly Valley (Kelebekler Vadisi)

Butterfly Valley (Kelebekler Vadisi)

Kelebekler Vadisi

The Basics

For the best views of Butterfly Valley, take a boat cruise; tours typically depart from nearby Ölüdeniz. To truly immerse yourself in the natural setting, follow the hiking trail to a 60-foot (18-meter) waterfall and then head back to the beach to swim and snorkel. Along the way, admire the myriad butterflies fluttering through the air and keep a look out for rare species such as the rare Jersey Tiger butterfly.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Fethiye

star-5
Wonderful
Zaiem_M, Jul 2022
Boat trip from Oludeniz Blue Lagoon to Butterfly Valley and Gemiler Island with lunch
Everything was perfect, so many nice places visited. The only Bad thing in this trip is the food. i recommand it.
star-4
Good trip. Decent amount...
ChrisSutton, Jul 2022
Boat trip from Oludeniz Blue Lagoon to Butterfly Valley and Gemiler Island with lunch
Good trip. Decent amount of stops. Lunch was nice enough for a day trip type of lunch. Music was a bit dodgy.
star-5
Great value, nice lunch in beautiful turquoise water
Sally_B, Jul 2022
Boat trip from Oludeniz Blue Lagoon to Butterfly Valley and Gemiler Island with lunch
The water and scenery is excellent. Great customer service from the team. Pick up from hotel and comfortable boat tour. Very good lunch
star-4
Great locations but no tour guiding
Alkesh, Sep 2020
Boat trip from Oludeniz Blue Lagoon to Butterfly Valley and Gemiler Island with lunch
Overview great locations and the boat was in the majority comfortable. However no element of tour guiding it was more of a taxi service to each location (with the exception serving food and drinks). I would have preferred more time at the cold water lagoon rather than at an hour at St Nicolas Island. No one from the boat wanted to climb up to what is essentially only ruins.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • 105 different butterfly species have been spotted in the gorge, which makes Butterfly Valley a must-visit place for nature lovers.

  • There’s little shade in the valley, so bring sunscreen and a hat, and don’t forget your swimsuit. Waterproof shoes are recommended for hiking through the valley, as you’ll pass over small streams.

  • There’s a café and gift shop on the beach, where you can buy drinks, snacks, and souvenirs.

  • Access to the valley might be tricky for wheelchair users—it’s best to seek the advice of your tour provider.

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How to Get There

Butterfly Valley is located 14 miles (23 kilometers) south of Fethiye and can only be accessed by boat. Most travelers arrive as part of a half- or full-day boat cruise, or else water taxis can be hired from the port in Ölüdeniz.

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When to Get There

Though it’s possible to visit the valley year-round, the best time to admire the moths and butterflies is during the summer, from June through October.

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Exploring the Sights Surrounding Butterfly Valley

Butterfly Valley is surrounded by an eclectic mix of attractions. Stop to explore the ghost village of Kayaköy, a former Greek Christian village abandoned during the early-20th-century or admire the Blue Lagoon in Oludeniz, a natural wonder ringed by white sands and set against a backdrop of Mount Babadag. Cruises to Butterfly Valley often include stops to swim and snorkel along the Mediterranean coast or a visit to Gemiler Island (St. Nicholas Island), dotted with ancient Byzantine ruins.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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