TREES OF STONE

Lonely Planet (UK) - - Great Escape Northeast Aegean -

While visit­ing western Lesvos, we took a de­tour to see the re­mains of the is­land’s pet­ri­fied for­est – an­cient trees fos­silised by vol­canic ash. Al­though only the roots and stumps sur­vived, it’s an amaz­ing feel­ing to set eyes on a tree that lived 20 mil­lion years ago. If you look closely, you can even see tree bark and leaf-prints (mu­seum ad­mis­sion £4.50; pet­ri­fied­for­est.gr).

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