About the Collection

ImageThe Natural History Collection of Vrisa houses the fossils that were collected in Vrisa and some characteristic rocks, animals and plants of Lesvos. The Collection was founded in September of 1999. It is part of Museum of Paleontology and Geology of University Athens and it is housed in the building of the old school of Vrisa.

Some of the samples of Collection are exposed, in order to give a general impression of the natural history of the region. The core of this exposition is the fossils of animals, which lived in Lesvos 2 million years ago. The aim of the Natural History Collection of Vrisa is promote the discovery, understanding, enjoyment and responsible use of the natural world of Lesvos.