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Natural History Museum

Fossilized Forest of Kerasia – Fossilized Wild Life Museum
This is a fossilized forest, near the village of Kerasia, on the road Kerasia – Istiea, and is 30 minutes away from Rovies. In this area, excavations that took place discovered many paleontological fauna and wild life findings. Studies on the findings, contributing that the findings are between 10 – 25 million years old.

This forest is a unique natural monument, which is very interesting, as is one of the richest fossilized forests in Greece and in Europe. It stretches between the villages of Kerasia – Agia Anna – Papades. The fossilized tree trunk findings in the whole area, are exceptional rare and highly interesting.

The wild life in this area, used to be Maherodontes (big cats such lions), Elladothiria (giraffes with short necks) and Halikothiria. Other animals that used to live here included elephants, hipparia (small horses), and Ihthiria (ancestor of hyenas). One finding of a rhino scull with two horns is a very rare and unique finding, proving the variety of wild life in this area. For the last few years in the village Kerasia, a museum of fossilized mammals has been operating, providing visitors with a fascinating insight into the interesting history of the region.