The Petrified Forest of Lesvos is a fossilized ecosystem that includes hundreds of standing and lying petrified tree trunks.
The protected area of the Petrified Forest covers an area of 150 km2 delimited by the villages Sigri, Skala Eresou, Eressos, Andissa and Gavathas. Layers of volcanic ash have revealed pieces of trunks, branches, roots, seeds and leaves as well as fossilized animal bones. Important concentrations of fossilized remains can also be found in the marine and seashore zones of western Lesvos.
Within the protected area of the Petrified Forest are the most important places to visit. Guests have several options in visiting areas with petrified tree trunks:
1) The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest in Sigri, which has an impressive collection of findings that mark and represent the evolution of the broader ecosystem of the North Aegean 20 million years ago and the evolution of plants on Earth.
2) The Petrified ForestPark in Bali Alonia
3) The SigriPark, next to the venues of the Museum in Sigri
4)The PlakaPark, located 800 meters south of Sigri
5)The thematic hiking rout “Lava paths” linking the fossiliferous areas.