The best introduction to understand the volcano island Lesbos!

The 1994 opened geological museum of the UNESCO-Geoparc of the petrified forest of Lesbos island is one of the best geological museums in southern Europe. It provides to you a great introduction to understand how the volcanoes created the island of Lesbos around 60-20 million years ago and how the petrified forest in the Sigri area was created by nature. In the museum you will find maps, diagrams and even a lab in which you may feel an earthquake. Everything is well designed and explained. There is a great collection of fossil wood from all over the world to show fossils of different geological times of earth history. You should see this museum before you visit the UNESCO-Geoparc of the petrified forest!

Morphological map of Greece with volcanoes and other geological sites
Morphological map of Greece with volcanoes and other geological sites
The geological map of Lesbos with rock samples
The geological map of Lesbos with rock samples
The planet earth and its structure
The planet earth and its structure
The main room with fossil wood samples from all over the world
The main room with fossil wood samples from all over the world
The tectonical map of Greece
The tectonical map of Greece
The structure of active volcanoes
The structure of active volcanoes
Old volcanoes at Mesotopo on Lesbos island
Old volcanoes at Mesotopo on Lesbos island
Here you can experience an earthquake
Here you can experience an earthquake