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Petrified Forest of Lesbos

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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Nasavrky, Czech Republic
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It's difficult to 'rate' a natural phenomenon like the Petrified Forest near Sigri on Lesvos. It's sited on a steep hillside, and consists of silicified tree-trunks lying hither and thither where they fell after or during a volcanic event. Some tree stumps are in place. Preservation is very good. It surely is worth a visit, but it can be VERY... More 

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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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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
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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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126 helpful votes 126 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
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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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