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Petrified Forest of Lesbos

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Very interesting park. By following the path you can view more than 20 petrified trees. The lady at the gate is very knowledgeable about the place and gave us a lot of information... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Lcagatay
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İzmir, Türkiye
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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A long drive from where we were staying to see not very much. Lots of petrified tree trunks spread about a large area. It was very hot and no shade and a lot of walking needed to see most of the trees. Not expensive to get in and if you happen to be in the area with nothing to do... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We visited the petrified forest as part a Petra's guided tours and I think it made it for us. Our guide gave us a full in depth history of the forest, surrounding area and what is to happen in the future. Without this I don't think it would have been as enjoyable. The petrified forest is a few scattered trunks... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Impressive!!! The view is amazing. Choose a cloudy day to go, because there is no shadow. Very cheap. Take water with you. The drive to it is super, but long.

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İzmir, Türkiye
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Very interesting park. By following the path you can view more than 20 petrified trees. The lady at the gate is very knowledgeable about the place and gave us a lot of information about the forest and the nearby town of Sigri. There are also two more locations of petrified forest - one under the sea - which are being... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Good to see this kind of old forest... Nice view and nice place... If you did not see anything like this before... Go and see them... ✌🏽️✌🏽✌🏽

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Deventer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

In this world of make industry and waste, it is a good experience to be in a place that has taken ages to be created. For those of you less into philosophical contemplations: similar trees end up being different mosaics. You can see stones, but you can also enjoy the colors. Spend two euros and have a park entirely for... More 

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Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The Petrified Forest is nice to visit. It is not verry big, so you can combine it with other activities. The only thing I missed were signs and an explenation how the petrified trees came to be etc. Some background info.

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Thank Dienty
Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Well, the petrified forest is a geological site. If you're into geology and like to walk around fossils, it's your place to visit. Otherwise, it's a long drive, and a good walk :)

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Thank Shavlick
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

It was a particularly warm day to be scouring around a once great forest, amazing to see the trunks of what were huge living trees that are now like stone. Would recommend walking this site very early in the morning or late afternoon.

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De Bilt, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A very well-conserved petrified forest, also in direct comparison to the US counterpart, which we visited 15 years ago. The major finds are very nicely presented, giving you a good impression of their beauty in less than an hour (we did not check opening hours...). A more complete roundtrip would take the double amount: be sure to bring enough water,... More 

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