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Petrified Forest of Lesbos

Greece
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Ranked #4 of 34 attractions in Lesbos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests
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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Interesting and beautiful. Very unusual museum. Went with a Thomas Cook coach trip. Got good history lesson on the way.

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Bornholm, Denmark
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We hadn't expected the size of these huge trees. It's possible to take a short route, or one of several long hiking trails.

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