Learn, hike and explore the Lesvos Geopark
A window in the geological history of the Aegean for the last 20 million years.
The Petrified Forest of Lesvos is one of the finest and rarest monuments of geological heritage worldwide. Created 20 million years ago, when volcanic materials covered and petrified the forest that was covering the area at that time. The Greek state recognizing the great environmental, geological and paleontological value of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos , declared the area “a Protected Natural Monument ” ( PD 433/1985 ) .
Source: Petrified Forest of Lesvos