Petrified Forest of Lesbos | Protected Natural Monument
Updated: Jun 23, 2020
The Petrified Forest Lesbos has been designated as a protected natural monument. It was formed from the fossilized remains of plants, which can be found in many localities on the western part of Lesvos island.
The Petrified Forest of Lesvos, this major geosite of "Lesvos Geopark" which is enclosed by the villages of Eressos, Antissa and Sigri, is managed by the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest. As of Spring 2014, it has been proposed for UNESCO's Tentative List of World Heritage Sites.
Isolated plant fossils can be found in many other parts of the island, including the villages of Molyvos, Polichnitos, Plomari and Akrasi.