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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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Copenhagen
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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
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
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3 reviews 3 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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37 reviews 37 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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