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Hiking to Butterfly Valley in Turkey is an experience you won’t forget. This hidden gem, located on the southwestern coast of Turkey, is an a paradise for those who love hiking, nature, and adventure.

The hike

The hike is not for the faint of heart, as it is quite steep and can take up to three hours. However, the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding mountains make the effort well worth it.

The Valley

The valley is aptly named as it is home to over 80 species of butterflies. The valley is also surrounded by steep cliffs and dense forest, making it a perfect destination for those who are looking for to experience a place that is truly off the beaten track. Once you reach the valley, the turquoise water, white sandy beach, and crystal clear sea are sure to take your breath away.

One of the most remarkable things about Butterfly Valley is that it is a protected area, which means that visitors are not allowed to camp or bring plastic. This helps preserve the natural beauty of the area and ensures that future generations can enjoy it as well.

The best time to visit

The best time to visit Butterfly Valley is during the months at the beginning and end of the long Turkish summer - May and June and October and November. During this time, the weather is warm and sunny, and the butterflies are in full bloom but it’s outside the blazing heat of mid-summer and peak season for tourist party boats from neighbouring resorts who can interrupt the peace.

It is strongly recommended that hikers bring sturdy shoes, sunscreen, plenty of water, and a camera to capture the stunning views and wildlife. You may also want to take the number of a boat taxi driver since for an easier trip home at the end of the day.

Hiking to Butterfly Valley in Turkey is a must-do for any nature lover. The breathtaking views, the stunning natural beauty, and the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city make it an experience that one will never forget. If you're planning a trip to Turkey, make sure to add Butterfly Valley to your itinerary.


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