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Petrified Forest of Lesbos

Address: Greece
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Ranked #5 of 35 Attractions in Lesbos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Nature & Parks
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Type: Forests, Nature & Parks
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Lugano, Switzerland
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It's difficult to 'rate' a natural phenomenon like the Petrified Forest near Sigri on Lesvos. It's sited on a steep hillside, and consists of silicified tree-trunks lying hither and thither where they fell after or during a volcanic event. Some tree stumps are in place. Preservation is very good. It surely is worth a visit, but it can be VERY... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place was beautyfull, THE view and the silence of everything. It was special and bloddy hot! Good for a morning trip!

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This summer we visited this fantastic place for the second time and enjoyed every hot minut. Expect to spend 1,5 hour if you wish to see almost the whole area and bring water and good shoes. And your camera! And more trees are waiting to be excavated in the area, even where the road is enlarged! very exciting!!

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Attard, Malta
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

this is an interesting sight... seeing these large fossilised trees is an unique experience. however note that it is ideal to visit as early as possible in the day since there is no shade, except for little gazebos, and it does get hot.

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Asti, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

the forest is about 15 min from sigri. impressive to see these petrified trees perfectly conserved. not to miss!!!

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Worth every penny and kilometre to get here. It is a stunning recovery of the 20 million year old forest and landscape of Lesvos, buried in a massive eruption. It is in a beautiful valley, well laid out and the staff are very informative. This is the best World Geopark I've visited, and the ultimate explanation of the varied and... More 

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A very disappointing trip to see the Petrified Forest. I'm sure they would excite all those interested in geology and pillars of stone, perhaps I was expecting too much. A explanatory leaflet on entry would have been a good idea but the only guide available was a book which would have suited the aficionados but the average tourist? As I've... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

it was an interesting and different site and if you are planning to visit Lesvos, you should pay a visit to the site.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Been twice now and absolutely love it. Would definitely recommend visiting, even has a lovely shaded café at the entrance.

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Patras, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great site, great museum, great site with great food. Never seen anything like it. Visit to remeber!!!!

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