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Petrified Forest of Lesbos

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Phone Number: 00302253054434
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Lovely small museum

Forest site very impressive; but the best part is the fantastic museum in Sigri. Do make sure to visit this before going to the forest site. Very well presented exhibits; with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

One of the 2 stone forests of the world and the first one that is on island. A really unique site that you will need at least 1 and a half hour to spent there but I think it’s worth it. With a small fee about 2€ and opening hours from 08:00 to 16:00 you have to start early if... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Forest site very impressive; but the best part is the fantastic museum in Sigri. Do make sure to visit this before going to the forest site. Very well presented exhibits; with clear explanations in Greek and English, good coffee in the attached bar

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very interesting not many people there worth the drive then carry on to sigri for your own private beach, wow. Back to the Forest truly amazing to think how old these trees are put that into prospective with your own age and all the things going on in the world today, just stand and think?

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Lahti, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Breath from millions of years back, this is a must see place. Quite a long path on the steep slopes is a bit challenging, but you don't have to tour all.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Some of the trees are beautiful . If you struggle on your feet it's not the place to walk around most is un even and off road not wheelchair friendly. Only €2 entrance fee. Toilets available and even a drinks bar.

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Vejle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had read about this Petrified forest which is the best in the world, so we took a coach trip with a guide to see it. It was very different and the old tree stumps has wonderful colours. We only had an hour to see the site so maybe one day we will go back with out a guide etc.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is an interesting place to visit, easy to get to, worth a visit. There are many specimens of petrified trees, some quite impressive. There are facilities at this site.

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Rye Beach, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Petrified Forest of Lesvos is quite a unique spot in the world. Created by volcanic eruption about 16 million years ago, this geopark impresses with its size and the sheer numbers of petrified tree trunks uncovered. Some elements of the original 6-kilometer-wide caldera, now collapsed, can be seen in the hills surrounding the town Vatoussa en route to the... More 

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Nasavrky, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Interesting, great geopark! It is petrified forrest about 20 million years old. Beautiful place, in summer really hot (abou 40°C). With informative modern museum.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

There are very very few places in the world where you can visit a petrified forest. Here is the largest in the world. The museum is in a part of the forest and offers a large selection of specimens as well as worldwide examples of rocks and petrified wood. Highly recommend for anyone with an interest in history or geology... More 

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Address: Greece
Phone Number: 00302253054434
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Northeast Aegean Islands  >  Lesbos

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