Athletic Activities in Lesvos Island Unesco Global Geopark
Lesvos Relay 320km
The most popular sports festival in Lesvos island Unesco Global Geopark took place on Saturaday 25 and Sunday 26 September 2021 with great success and lots of participants. The route of Lesvos Relay 320 km crosses Lesvos uniting the most important geological landscapes and geosites and passing through important natural and cultural monuments, as well as picturesque villages.
The run was organized by the Association of Lesvos Runners, the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest and the North Aegean Region, with the support of the Chamber of Lesvos, the Municipality of Mytilene and the Mynicipality of Western Lesvos.
2nd Petrified Forest MTB Adventure
The “2nd PETRIFIED FOREST ADVENTURE MTB’’ took place on Sunday 26th September counting with a great number of participants. This was the second race that was organized by the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest with the support of the Lesvos Cycling Association, the Hellenic Rescue Team (Lesvos Branch) and many volunteers.
During the race, the athletes crossed the protected area of Plaka Petrified Forest Park and passed through the amazing volcanic landscapes of the area and next to 20 million years old petrified tree trunks.