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Petrified Forest of Lesbos

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Breath from millions of years back, this is a must see place. Quite a long path on the steep slopes is a bit challenging, but you don't have to tour all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Lahti, Finland
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Lahti, Finland
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Breath from millions of years back, this is a must see place. Quite a long path on the steep slopes is a bit challenging, but you don't have to tour all.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Some of the trees are beautiful . If you struggle on your feet it's not the place to walk around most is un even and off road not wheelchair friendly. Only €2 entrance fee. Toilets available and even a drinks bar.

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Vejle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had read about this Petrified forest which is the best in the world, so we took a coach trip with a guide to see it. It was very different and the old tree stumps has wonderful colours. We only had an hour to see the site so maybe one day we will go back with out a guide etc.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is an interesting place to visit, easy to get to, worth a visit. There are many specimens of petrified trees, some quite impressive. There are facilities at this site.

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Rye Beach, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Petrified Forest of Lesvos is quite a unique spot in the world. Created by volcanic eruption about 16 million years ago, this geopark impresses with its size and the sheer numbers of petrified tree trunks uncovered. Some elements of the original 6-kilometer-wide caldera, now collapsed, can be seen in the hills surrounding the town Vatoussa en route to the... More 

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Nasavrky, Czech Republic
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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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Address: Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Northeast Aegean Islands  >  Lesbos

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