From the Petrified Forest of Lesbos (one of the only 2 in the world!) to the near island of Chios! 从Lesbos木化石森林(世界上唯一的2家之一!)到附近的Chios岛!

有两种途径到达Lesbos岛:飞机着陆在Mytilini国际机场; 否则由“Piraeus”港(西雅典),Tessaloniki或Ayvalik(土耳其)的渡轮。

The petrified forest of Lesbos is in Greece.
It has been designated as a protected natural monument. The forest was formed from the fossilized remains of plants, which can be found in many localities on the western part of Lesbos Island. The area enclosed by the villages of Eressos, Antissa and Sigri is full of fossilized tree trunks, and it forms the Petrified Forest of Lesbos.
Isolated plant fossils can be found in many other parts of the island (villages of Molyvos, Polichnitos, Plomari and Akrasi). This petrified forest is one of the only 2 in the world, the other one is in America. It is very interesting to see trees that have been petrified from millions of years ago, showing the type of trees that were growing at that time. Definitely worth a visit!
There are two ways to reach Lesbos island: by plane, landing at Mytilini International Airport; otherwise taking the ferry from Pireaus Harbor -West Athens- from Thessaloniki, or from Ayvalik -Turkey.

Sorry, my face looks not that good, maybe tired after the visit 😛  对不起,我的脸看起来不太好,也许在游览后累了 😛

在Aplotaria市场做一些购物,Aplotaria专门从事当地产品;  在Vounakio广场溜达,参观其中一家咖啡馆;  在市区公园溜达;  访问十一世纪的老城堡,其中设有Kara Ali坟墓,他是埃及海军上将,他于1822年下令毁坏Chios。
拜占庭博物馆,坐落在一个老奥斯曼清真寺,您可以在那里看到着名的Delacroix’s画 “Chios惨案”,和着名的Korais图书馆,其中包括Adamantios Korais的个人收藏,中在它的1.300乘书卷。

From Lesbo Island, you can easily reach Chios island by ferry, and spend there a day trip or stay longer. It’s possible to buy ferry ticket from this website: ( The price is about €22 and the duration 2h and 40min.
Besides enjoying the beautiful Greek sea, what you can do on this island is:
Visit Aplotaria market, specializes in local products; strolls at Vounakio Square and visits one of its cafe; a stroll in the Municipal Park; visit the old castle from the 11th century, housing the grave of Kala Ari, the Egyptian Admiral who ordered the destruction of Chios in 1822.
In addition, definitely worth a visit:
The Byzantine Museum, located in an old Ottoman mosque, where you can admire the famous Delacroix’s painting “Chios Massacre”, and the famous Korais library, which includes Adamantios Korais’s personal collection among its 1.300 historical volumes.

Painting “Chios Massacre”, Delacroix’s画 “Chios惨案”

Mesta village, Mesta村  All credits to for this picture



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  3. Timothy Price ha detto:

    Fascinating to see a petrified forest in Greece. We have petrified forests in the badlands of northwestern New Mexico, USA with large petrified trees lying on the ground like the one in your photo. Great photos. The windmills are wonderful. They make me think of Spain and Don Quijote.

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