Butterfly Valley - Bay
Butterfly Valley, Mugla province, Fethiye district located within the boundaries of the valley Oludeniz. The Butterfly Valley, located on the foothills of Babadağ, one of the 100 mountains that have been proposed to be protected as a world heritage due to its endemic species, was declared a 1st degree Natural Site on February 8, 1995 and closed to all kinds of buildings. Surrounded by steep rocky walls reaching 350 meters, the Valley is named after more than 80 butterfly species and especially tiger butterflies. The waterfall, which originates in the Faralya neighborhood and spills from a height of 50 meters, reaches the Mediterranean Sea through a stream passing through the middle of the Valley.
The unique geographical structure of the Valley of Butterflies is the subject of investigation and laboratory studies by scientists and botanists and entomologists. It attracts the attention of national and international environmental organizations and ecological formations.
Transportation to Butterfly Valley is provided by boats departing from Ölüdeniz. A footpath from Faralya (Uzunyurt) neighborhood reaches the Valley; however, due to the rope climbing routes and the variable surface, it should be accompanied by a guide.
A facility has been established in the Butterfly Valley to protect the natural habitat and to take necessary measures to realize the projects. Offering accommodation for visitors in tents and tree houses, the property has a capacity of 500 guests per day, as well as ecological farming on 100 acres of Butterfly Valley; purification, marine cleaning and clean energy.
A tiger butterfly (Euplagia quadripunctaria)
History of Butterfly Valley IV. century. Some of the ruins of the settlement called "Perdicia" in Lycia are located just above the Butterfly Valley Canyon. The village here is called Faralya. The current name of the neighborhood is Uzunyurt. From the Byzantine and Greek civilizations to the last times of the Ottoman Empire, the horticultural culture created by the terracing of the slopes has come to this day.
Collector-photographer Rıfat Kılar was influenced by the valley butterflies in the late 70s, saying lazım Valley of Butterflies "here and he pronounced Gü Güdürümsu koyun the name of the sheep for the first time. His friend H. Deniz Bayramoğlu started this business in 1987, which led to the birth of "Butterfly Valley". The aim was to lay the foundations of a model of life compatible with nature and share it with the world. A group of nature lovers, including musician Nezih Topuzlu and H. Deniz Bayramoğlu, undertook the mission of protecting the valley. They were quick to attract the necessary attention with a busy campaign. In view of the fact that the zoning prohibitions in the region were insufficient for sustainable protection, they tried to establish a center that brought together different ideas and activities compatible with the nature they called active protection.
Butterfly Valley can be reached by coming to Oludeniz via Fethiye. 55 km from Fethiye. from Dalaman Airport in Turkey and European flights are organized in many cities. Antalya Airport, another major airport, is about 200 km from Fethiye. Away. Fethiye Turkey from all over the frequent and there is a regular bus service. You can reach Fethiye from Oludeniz by minibus or taxi, 3 times a day from the beach by boat or butterfly valley zodiac boat can be reached.
Camping and nature tourism in Turkey and the world of Butterfly Valley, which is shown as one of the best addresses, serving between 1 March and November 1 each year is not possible to accommodate without the knowledge of the business. Water and electricity are provided by the enterprise, not by the state. For this reason, Butterfly Valley is supplied with electricity 3 times a day. Hot water is provided through solar panels. In addition to staying in tents, bungalows or terraces built on sandy or earthy grounds, the property offers visitors a natural and ecological buffet breakfast and dinner; public toilets and showers. Due to the isolated structure of the valley, the establishment has made all necessary arrangements to meet the needs of visitors and is responsible for the safety of the guests.
The Butterfly Valley, which is also remarkable in terms of activities, organizes lectures and seminars with many instructors and experts throughout the season. With the project called Ok Butterfly School Project arttır, it is aimed to raise environmental awareness through artistic, mental and physical disciplines, to raise environmental awareness and to develop the understanding of entertainment and recreation and to reach the norm of harmony with nature. Among the free workshops organized up to this year are artistic activities and workshops, maritime, fishing, culinary, agricultural, handicraft courses, personal development, yoga, meditation, mysticism, eastern philosophy (ancient wisdom teachings) and so on. There.
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