Global Network of National Geoparks

CHELMOS VOURAIKOS UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

Celebrating Earth HeritageThe Chelmos Vouraikos UNESCO Global Geopark is located in North Peloponnesos, Greece, 200 km from Athens and 100 km from the city of Patras.What happens when atower of sand is left on the beach exposed to rain? It will change its form, take on some strange shapes, and eventually become one with the sand. With the action of water and other natural factors, Chelmos Mounta...

Grevena - Kozani UNESCO Global Geopark

Celebrating Earth HeritageThe unifying element within the Grevena-Kozani UNESCO Global Geopark is its recognition as one of the global sites of geoheritage relating to the birth of plate tectonic theory, and the expression this tectonic legacy as the source of exceptional landforms and unique ecologic systems.The Geopark region was first studied geologically by Jan Brunn in the years before World ...

LESVOS ISLAND UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

Celebrating Earth HeritageThe Lesvos Island UNESCO Global Geopark, former Lesvos Petrified Forest Geopark, is a founding member of the Geoparks Network that brings visitors to an ancient forest preserved by a massive volcanic eruption 20 million years ago.Lesvos with an area of 1.636 km2 and 370 km of coastline is the third largest Greek island, and the seventh largest in the Mediterranean. Lesvos...

PSILORITIS UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

Celebrating Earth Heritage Psiloritis UNESCO Global Geopark is located in the island of Crete, Greece, extending over an area of about 1200 km2. It covers the central part of the island including the entire area of Mountain Idi (Psiloritis) which is the highest in Crete, reaching up to 2456 m. Psiloritis Mts. rose up through the sea a few million years ago when the African continent encroached ...

SITIA UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

Celebrating Earth Heritage Sitia UNESCO Global Geopark is on the easternmost edge of Crete. It is mainly a mountainous area, with the Zakros Mountains dominating the landscape and the lace-like coastline all along the shores. The geology of Sitia UNESCO Global Geopark includes distinctive characteristics that make it unique and of international value. The abundant Pleistocene mammal fossil sit...

VIKOS - AOOS UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

Celebrating Earth HeritageVikos -Aoos UNESCO Global Geopark is located in the region of Epirus, Ioannina, northwestern Greece. It occupies the NW part of the Pindus Mountain Range and is characterized by high rugged relief and an impressive landscape. It includes Mt. Smolikas (2,637 masl), the 2nd highest mountain in Greece, and Mt. Tymfi (2,497 masl), and the two spectacular gorges of Vikos and A...