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Petrified Forest of Lesbos

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Travel Back to Prehistory at the Petrified Forest of Lesvos

We recently revisited the Petrified Forest of Lesvos. Although we arrived late and couldn't follow all of the paths in the "forest," we were grateful for the excellent advice of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mary P
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Rye Beach, New Hampshire
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Rye Beach, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently revisited the Petrified Forest of Lesvos. Although we arrived late and couldn't follow all of the paths in the "forest," we were grateful for the excellent advice of the attendant to head directly to the singular sequoia at the far western part of the park. He was absolutely right: if you can see nothing else on your trip,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was so interesting to see the trees which became stone after a volcanic eruption in the past, the roots of the trees were still being seen and walking around the forest was worth seeing

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant to see the fossilised trees. You can even see the annual rings and the differents barks. The colours are good as well. If you have an interest in geology don't miss it.

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Leeds
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Yes, it is closed. After reading the last review, I assumed they were just unlucky and must have visited on a bank holiday or something. I checked the website before setting off from Anaxos and it said it was open. A sign at the 5 kilometre approach road would have been nice. We drove all the way there to find... More 

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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Wasn't able to visit as it was closed even though the brochure said it was open, but there was a chain across the entrance road.

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Shadoxhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

As a bird watcher this is a fantastic way to see some very interesting birds AND see these amazing thousands of years old trees left of the forest, FANTASTIC, must go back!

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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

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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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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