Lesvos Petra

General information

Petra village Lesvos: Petra is a large coastal settlement stretched along a beautiful bay. It is located 55 km northwest of Mytilene in a lush green environment with plenty of vegetation. The village is named after the rock dedicated to Virgin Mary Glikophilousa, that stands proudly at the center of the traditional settlement. You can reach the top of the rock by climbing 114 steps carved to the stone. It offers magnificent views from this spot all the way to the coast of Asia Minor.

The village displays lovely traditional houses with unique architectural style and well-preserved mansions built couple centuries ago. The paved streets and the quaint paths lead to wonderful souvenir shops and restaurants which are very close to the beach.

The village of Petra distinguishes for its natural beauty as well as the tourist infrastructure that keeps developing through the years. A special monument in Petra is the Mansion of Vareltzinais built in the early 18th century. It is built according to Macedonian architecture with woodcarving details and painting decoration.

Close to the village is a magnificent beach with azure waters and soft sand. It is fully organized with umbrellas and sundecks, offering all the modern facilities for water sports and beach games. You will find a wide range of accommodation like hotels and apartments that suit all budgets. During summer, the cultural centre organizes the Petrino Kalokairi, a nice event that includes many festivals and traditional exhibition.

Hotels in Petra

We have made a selection of the best hotels in Petra.


Hotel3 stars

At the green island of Lesvos and particularly at the site Avlaki of Petra's village, in a wonderful garden of twelve acres, you find Clara hotel. The hotel has been constructed in neoclassic style,



Rooms2 keys

Irene Rooms & Studios are situated right on the beach of Petra, a picturesque town at the northern tip of Lesvos island, Greece. Petra town is famous for its church of Virgin Mary at the top of an impressive 40 meters high rock that dominates the center of the village and its long sandy beach, one ...



Hotel3 stars

Panorama hotel built in 1992 and is constantly under renovation. The last renovation was completed in 2016. The architecturally innovative 3-star hotel is situated on a hillside overlooking the picturesque village of Petra with breathtaking views of mountain, plain and sea. It is 200m from the beach ...


Things to See & Do in Petra

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