Fossilized Plants of Greece
Plant fossils from fossil-bearing sites from all over Greece
Offering unique collections and a variety of activities and events, the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest is always ready to welcome its visitors.
Discovering the Lesvos Petrified Forest, a unique natural monument, is an unforgettable experience.
The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest is a place of education, knowledge and inspiration. Following the current theory and practices of Museum Education, it designs and implements educational programs for students of all levels of education, children of all ages and families.
The Museum operates the Lesvos Geopark and collaborates with many cultural, educational, research organizations and Museums. It is a founding member of the European and Global Geoparks Network, pioneered in the establishment of the network of the Museums of Lesvos, collaborates with schools and Environmental Education Centers, as well as with a significant number of research centers and universities in the framework of research activities.
The collection includes plant fossils from fossil-bearing sites from all over Greece that belong to a wide variety of plants and provide us with a picture of vegetation and climate change through various time periods over the last 30 million years.
The collection is composed by fossilized tree trunks from Evros and the Petrified Forest of Lemnos, as well as leaf imprint fossils from the Aliveri - Kymi basin in Evia, the area of Elassona, the Vegora basin, Santorini and Nisyros.
The most recent addition to the collection are calcified branches and leaves from the Holocene Epoch (10.000 years ago-today), which came from Agia Paraskevi, Chalkidiki, and were donated to the Museum by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in June 2001.
Tuesday-Sunday: 8.00-16.00 | Monday: Closed
Sigri, Lesvos island, P.C. - 81103
+30 22530 54434