Petrified forest

Petrified Forest of Lemnos

Many people may completely ignore the fact that Lemnos hosts in its bowels a Petrified Forest. Before 23 – 18,000,000 years, its surface was covered by dense forests of palms, pine-trees and huge coast redwoods, which were buried under the lava.

Their greatest part is situated in Moudros and in the wider area of eastern Lemnos, while important vegetable fossils were found in the village Varos and in the area of Thermae, in Mantra Katramados.

Till now, none important action took place for the development of this wealth, while fossils are exposed. Moreover, it is thought possible that in Fakos there are gold deposits.