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Petrified Forest of Lesbos

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We hired a car and drove over to see the petrified forest, which is definitely well worth a visit, and if you like that sort of thing, worth the drive too. It's very open, so even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We hired a car and drove over to see the petrified forest, which is definitely well worth a visit, and if you like that sort of thing, worth the drive too. It's very open, so even on a relatively cool day by Greek standards, it was pretty hot work walking around, and we went the wrong way around, as the... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

As the guide told us, there are only 2 petrified forest areas and museums in the World. The other one is in USA. So, it was very attractive to visit the site and the museum which has very impressive exhibits. It was very interesting to see the stone forming inside a tree envelope like granite or marble. If your time... More 

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Suffolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was an incredible and rather moving experience. The site is very exposed and so you do not want to go too slowly. We found this visit best following a trip to the Natural History Museum in Sigri. It made much more sense than it would have otherwise by following the theory and explanations.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Not brilliant was expecting something a bit better then a few stone tree trunks. Very well laid out pathways. One word of warning the toilets are positively prehistoric!!!! Nice and cheap cafe but only for drinks and snacks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Beautiful place to visit. Very interesting to learn all the history behind the forest. Please do not expect to find a living forest!! The views are breathtaking but if you visit in the middle of the day it does get very hot!

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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We visited (stupidly) in the middle of the day in 38 degrees heat and to be fair, hadn't the energy needed to see all of the trees, however, it was a well laid out interesting display. Put your walking shoes on and don't go when it's so hot and you'll be ok. It was 2 euros for me and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

If you are going there at the hottest time of the day, remember to Take enough water with you. Place is really high on the mountain. Trees are amazing. Big + for shadowy resting points.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I don't want to appear negative. There aren't a lot of attractions to see on Lesvos and that helps to make it what it is. This is one of them. Yes, it is a bit special from a petrified forest point of view, and its well laid out in great scenery, The squat toilets in a shed are interesting. But,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Beautiful fossilised trees lying where they fell, showing bright bands of assorted colours. Worth the trip and the time taken wandering around the hillside to find them all. Take a sunshade or hat if you are visiting during the summer months it can get very hot here.

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Amazing!!! Definitly need to visit.. Peyrified forest subjects are impressive and mini shop are very nice..you must create an extra time for museum

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