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This quite amazing site when you see the size of some of the petrified trunks and now the landscape is so barren what a contrast

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 17, 2016
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St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Don't quite know what I was expecting but this definitely wasn't it. Absolutely magical as there were very few other people there when we went and thete is a vast area to cover. Do take water with you as you are very exposed but the trees are unexpectedly colourful and beautiful. My friend was more fascinated by the wildlife -lizards,... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Visit the museum in Sigri first, buy a guide 6euros which gives information on each numbered "tree" on the site. The road to the forest goes on it seems with no end but you do end up at a car park .Entry to park was 2 euros everything was closed down as near end of season, so no drinks available... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

This quite amazing site when you see the size of some of the petrified trunks and now the landscape is so barren what a contrast

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

If you are into this sort of thing, you will like it! If you aren't, you will probably be hot and wonder why you came here. The bad part is: it's really hot in the summer. It's probably lovely in the spring. There are shady places where you can sit, but mostly its in the sun. The trees, however, are... More 

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Thank Julie G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The petrified forest of Lesbos is a unique site and it is worth visiting in any case. The trees, which were covered by volcanic ash some 20 million years ago, and have since been petrified are a very lively experience. it is not like watching at bare rocks but rather looking and the remains of trees. Together with its semi-desert,... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

The petrified forest is a must see unique geological sight created by volcanos millions of years ago....

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting place filled with petrified trres. The museum closes at 17:00. Take care of the opening and closing hours.

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Prague
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Nice place. Be sure you have water as there is no posibility to buy food or water. Dont be confused by not really good road to this place.

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Rye Beach, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

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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Thank Mary P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 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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