Lesvos Geopark[ edit ] Petrified forest of Lesbos The entire territory of Lesbos is "Lesvos Geopark " which is a member of the European Geoparks Network since and Global Geoparks Network since on account of its outstanding geological heritage, educational programs and projects, and promotion of geotourism. Lesbos contains one of the few known petrified forests called Petrified forest of Lesbos and it has been declared a Protected Natural Monument. Fossilised plants have been found in many localities on the western part of the island. The fossilised forest was formed during the Late Oligocene to Lower—Middle Miocene , by the intense volcanic activity in the area. Neogene volcanic rocks dominate the central and western part of the island, comprising andesites , dacites and rhyolites , ignimbrite , pyroclastics , tuffs , and volcanic ash.
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Male homosexual practice was decriminalized in Lesbians were not mentioned or acknowledged in the Greek Criminal Code. Article of the Penal Code outlawed male prostitution and provided for a higher age of consent of 17 for male homosexual acts. However, this provision was abolished by Article 68 of the Law nr. Recognition of same-sex unions in Greece The Greek Constitution provides no definition of marriage.
Share via Email Two women on the beach at Lesbos. I'm on my way to Eressos, a small Greek village where, I am told, lesbian tourists are 10 a penny. This island in the Aegean Sea is to some lesbians what Torremolinos is to holidaymakers - the destination of choice for those who want to sunbathe and party with kindred spirits, and be open about their sexuality. Lesbians began to visit the island in the 70s, and have been coming back ever since.
The country of ancient Gods, impressive mythology and the Olympic Games. Pieces of earth scattered around the sea, famous for their sun and the majestic view to the endless blue, suitable for the whole family. But is this what it is all about? Greece features large and active LGBT communities both on the mainland and the islands.