Sigri  

Sigri - Lesbos (Greece)

Sigri. On the westernmost tip of the island of Lesbos lies the picturesque fishing village of Sigri with its small castle. Sigri lies 98 kilometres west of Mytilene, by car, you need more than two hours to get here.

In Sigri are some nice restaurants and some beautiful beaches. Here is also the Museum of the Petrified Forest, which extends in the region between Sigri, Eressos and Antissa.

The Petrified Forest is a unique protected nature reserve. It originated in prehistory when a volcanic eruption buried the trees under volcanic ash. At The Petrified Forest, you’ll see twenty million year old trees. One has found fossil plants and trees here such as the redwood tree, which is only available in tropical and subtropical climates. Scientists conclude that Lesbos in prehistoric times had a tropical climate.

The Petrified Forest of Lesbos is the largest park in the world with petrified trees. By volcanic eruptions are very large trees and roots petrified. In the park you can take a short or a long walk.

Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Revised by Maxine van Hoften Gee

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Average temperature Sigri
January
9.5°C
February
9.9°C
March
11.6°C
April
15.6°C
May
20.2°C
June
24.7°C
July
26.6°C
August
26.1°C
September
22.9°C
October
18.5°C
November
14.3°C
December
11.3°C

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