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Petrified Forest of Lesbos

Greece
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Ranked #5 of 34 Attractions in Lesbos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests
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Copenhagen
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
102 helpful votes 102 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Athens, Greece
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Athens, Greece
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It may be at the far west part of the island (92 klms from the port of Mytilene) but it's worth every km. The museum is set with an excellent way, but the "real stuff" lays outside, the petrified trees that you can see all over the place. Absolutely great!

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Assos
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

It looks like Scotland. The weather was very misty and then, out of the mist are these extraordinary stone trees. Never seen anything like it. Fascinating and a lovely excuse for a good walk - lots of steps and hills!

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Mittersill, Austria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Take the long walk and take your time in the view points.. The site is great but the toilets are not thet clean......

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