Eressos and Skala Eressos. Eressos is situated 92 kilometers west of Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos. It is a town in the west of Lesbos with particular interest in religious traditions and archaeological finds. Four kilometres further south, lies Skala Eressos, with a vast sandy beach, it is a nice vacation spot.
Skala Eressos is a charming resort with many nice outdoor cafes, quaint shops and fine hotels. The sandy beach is nice and spacious. The village has a cosy square where all sorts of tavernas and cafeterias are located.
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 of the world with petrified trees. Because of volcanic eruptions very large trees and roots became petrified. In the park you can take a short or a long walk.
Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Revised by Maxine van Hoften Gee