Vrisa Natural History Museum


Associated with the Museum of Palaeontology and Geology at the University of Athens, the museum displays impressive and well-signed prehistoric fossil remains from the area.

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Nearby Lesvos attractions

1. Church of the Panagia Vrefokratousa

9.71 MILES

A pilgrimage site of national importance, this elegant walled-off church contains a namesake icon depicting the Virgin, which is believed to make miracles…

2. Varvagianni Ouzo Museum

11.01 MILES

Plomari is ouzo central for Greece. This museum, where the family has made ouzo for five generations, gives you the chance to tour its copper distillery…

3. Ouzo Plomariou

11.38 MILES

Up the main road from Agios Isidoros, this famous distillery offers tours and tastings.

4. Vrana Olive-Press Museum

13.69 MILES

Modestly tucked away in the village of Papados, between Mytilini and south-coast Plomari, this little museum showcases 19th-century steam-powered presses…

6. Eresos Archaeological Museum

15.82 MILES

This is a modest museum, but the outside (and fenced) mosaics are of great interest. It is located on a quiet street in the southeastern part of the…

7. Moni Ypsilou

19.39 MILES

About 9km west of Andissa, the Byzantine Moni Ypsilou stands atop a solitary peak surrounded by volcanic plains. Founded in the 8th century, this storied…

8. Church of Agios Therapon

19.58 MILES

The bulbous dome of this church crowns Mytilini’s skyline. Its ornate interior boasts a huge chandelier, an intricately carved iconostasis, a priest’s…