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Lesvos Petrified Forest

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 island to study the ancient forest which was formed from the fossilized remains of plants...

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 tree trunks and the remains of an antediluvian forest. The search was conducted by scientists at...

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 the Lesvos Petrified Forest Museum. Zouros referred to the 17 Greek monuments that have been included...

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 Geoparks Network (GGN) was concluded. The GGN decision was ratified by UNESCO during the 10th European...