Fodor's Expert Review Petrified Forest
Conifer trees fossilized by volcanic ash up to 20 million years ago litter a hillside above Sigri. If you're expecting a thick woods, you might be taken aback by this seemingly barren site that at first appears like a bunch of stumps leaning every which way among shrubs and rock. But a walk along well-organized trails reveals delicate colors and a stark, strange beauty. You can also study the specimens at Ipsilou, a large monastery on the highest peak in this wild, moonscape-like volcanic landscape, overlooking western Lesvos and Asia Minor across the Aegean.