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“See what a volcano and 20 million years can do to a tree”

Petrified Forest of Lesbos
Ranked #6 of 87 things to do in Lesbos
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

The result of eruptions from the volcanos around are preserved for ever as rocks fossilising the trees. You can wander around the extensive site (and even walk back to Eresos if you are feeling fit and have plenty of water). Massive trees are now fully exposed to view. Coffee shop and a little shelter. But much more information and the best examples are available at the very fine new museum at Sigri, so don't miss out of visiting that as well.

1  Thank Paul_A_Bristow
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

After a long and winding road from Eresos, you will come upon a lovely Museum with some select findings and then you must go outside to discover these natural wonders in situ. This side of the island is extremely dry and sort of moonscape in feel. In the summers you won't find much in the way of vegetation just blistering sun...take plenty of water for your explorations while you admire these unique pieces of history

2  Thank Bagabondnyc
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

It was a great and unique experience. Being on the island where there is a petrified forest and the only other place where you can see something similar is in Arizona, you must find time to visit.
It was very interesting and shows you a part of Lesvos that you did not know existed. Even the drive there was interesting with beautiful and unique landscapes.
You must not forget to bring sunscreen with you!!

1  Thank Roula K
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We visited the Forest last month and it was absolutely great . You can see even whole trees turned to stone through a procedure lasted more than 20M years, which makes the experience and the pictures that comes to your mind even greater and unique. It's a one a kind sightseeing that nobody visiting Lesvos should miss.
entrance : adults 2 euro, kids for free .
During summer time , visit early in the morning or be prepared for a lot of sun .

1  Thank jimo1981
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

This was really an unforgetable visit. I didn't belive till I touched one tree - it was really a stone althoug looked like a tree.
It is a place to remember.

2  Thank Natasa K
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