Petra

Petra

Petra is a beautiful traditional village in the Northwest part of Lesvos Island, with a long sandy beach.

Petra has dry periods in July, August and September. The warmest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 29°C (84°F). The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 10°C (50°F). December is the most wet month. August is the driest month.

Petra’s biggest attraction is the imposing rock of 40 meters located in the center of the settlement. The church of Virgin Mary dominates the cliff top. Built in 1724, it has 114 carved steps that will lead you to the top.

Petra has a fully organized beach where you can do water sports and scuba diving. There are hotels, restaurants and bars, most of which are right next to the sea. Walking through the settlement you will come across many remarkable neoclassical buildings from the 19th and 20th Century. Petra’s new Schengen Gate operating from April till September will attract cruise ships and sailing boats from all over Greece and Turkey and it will make it easy to have a day trip to Turkey. For nature lovers, the areas around Petra, offer great walking and bicycle trails, like Ligones with the 18 old watermills, an unparalleled monument of nature.
There are 1,200 inhabitants in Petra and most of them are farmers, fishermen and have touristic shops.