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Petrified Forest of Lesbos

Greece
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Ranked #2 of 28 attractions in Lesbos
Type: Forests
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Athens, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 attraction reviews
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

You need to be physically able, though journey is worth it and carrying on to beach at Sigri is worthwhile. I sat at the top and my companions did the walk

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

If you love going off the beaten track take the time to visit the Petrified Forest and Museum located in Sigri. Excellent examples of fossilised tree trunks over 20 million years old! Note it is approx 2 hour drive from capital Mitilini. Also recommend visiting traditional fishing village of Sigri for lunch at seaside taverna or a swim in the... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The result of eruptions from the volcanos around are preserved for ever as rocks fossilising the trees. You can wander around the extensive site (and even walk back to Eresos if you are feeling fit and have plenty of water). Massive trees are now fully exposed to view. Coffee shop and a little shelter. But much more information and the... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

After a long and winding road from Eresos, you will come upon a lovely Museum with some select findings and then you must go outside to discover these natural wonders in situ. This side of the island is extremely dry and sort of moonscape in feel. In the summers you won't find much in the way of vegetation just blistering... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

About 10k out of Sigri set in the area's distinctive arid, ochre and umber landscape this park displays the many examples of fossilised "petrified" tree trunks that can be found here. There are several paths - some steeper, some flatter but do take the time to walk away from the visitor centre and get out into the countryside. One particular... More

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