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Rare Species of Orchids Give Life to Lesvos Petrified Forest

Due to impassioned conservation efforts at Lesvos Petrified Forest, a breathtaking rare orchid species named Ophrys lesbis has sprouted.

Chinese, American Students Survey the Petrified Forest of Lesvos

The renowned Petrified Forest on Lesvos has become the focus of attention of major universities around the world. Groups of Geoscience students are visiting the Greek...

Lesvos Roadworks Reveal New Petrified Forest Remains

Roadworks for the construction of a new road from Kalloni to Sigri on the island of Lesvos, Greece, have yielded new traces of fossilized...

Lesvos Petrified Forest Candidate for UNESCO's List of World Heritage Sites

The first presentation of Lesvos Petrified Forest's candidacy to enter UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites was held by professor Nikos Zouros, director of...

Petrified Forest of Lesvos Put on UNESCO's World Heritage List

One of the most astonishing creations of nature, the Petrified Forest of Lesvos has been put on UNESCO’s world heritage list of cultural and natural landmarks. The...

Lesvos Petrified Forest Declared Top European Geopark 2011-2014

Τhe Petrified Forest of Lesvos was declared top European Geopark for 2011-2014 after the second phase of the evaluation process conducted by the Global...

The Three Million-Year-Old Petrified Forest in Greece

In Laconia in southern Greece, lies a rich geological museum of a petrified forest that dates back to between two or three million years...

18-Million-Year Old Petrified Trees Unearthed on Greece’s Lesvos

Excavations for rainwater drainage pipes brought to light fourteen more petrified trees in Lesvos island's Petrified Forest. "The trunks were in a very good state...

Two-Million-Year-Old Fossils Found on Greek Island of Lesvos

Two-million-year-old fossils were just uncovered in the Petrified Forst on the Greek island of Lesvos in a surprise find that shows very large mammals...

Entire Fossilized Tree Discovered Intact on Greece's Lesvos Island

Greece's Museum of Natural History of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos announced recently a major discovery on the beautiful island of the eastern Aegean...