NIKI STUDIOS SEA-FRONT
Lesvos Island Greece
About the town of Petra
Petra is on the north coast of Lesvos (Lesbos) in the North Aegean
Sea, 55 kms from the island's capital Mytilene and 60 Kms from its
airport Odysseas Elytis. This charming, friendly, traditional village
with its beautiful, sandy beach is set in a lush, green valley against
a backdrop of mountains on the north coast of Lesvos.
Dominated by its famous, picturesque church, perched 40 metres
above the rooftops on a huge rocky outcrop in the centre of the
village, Petra is a year-round working village. Its traditional way of
life still flourishes with fishermen busy on the harbour and farmers
chatting noisily over their morning coffee in the bustling village
square. Pretty, cobbled streets of small, immaculately clean houses
open on to shady squares and wider streets of well-preserved
neo-Classical mansions set in large gardens - all overflowing with the
summer scents of jasmine and bourganvillia. The little shopping
streets open out on to the lively main square on the seafront where,
in summer, you can enjoy breakfast in the morning sun or spend warm
evenings in the pavement cafes and tavernas.
The village is enjoying a growing popularity with tourists -many
returning every year - so there are modern amenities available as well
as well-stocked shops. The Beach is long, sandy and safe for children.
In the award-winning, clear, blue waters of the bay there are three
small islands which can be visited by boat. They are official nature
reserves and serve as a paradise for scores of different species of
birds and small wildlife.
Nightlife centres along the coast road and the village square which
boasts a superb view of the sunset over the sea. A variety of
restaurants and tavernas, offering traditional Greek and European
dishes, sit side by side with cafes and patisseries where coffee,
cakes and alcoholic drinks are served.
Greeks often eat quite late during high summer and it is not unusual
for a family to arrive at 11pm to order their supper. Later, there are
some bar/nightclubs with European and Greek music and dancing.
Facilities include Bank, Post Office, Police station, 24-hour doctor
service, Chemist, Physiotherapy clinic, Health food shop, Vet,
Supermarkets, Bus service, Taxi rank, Harbour, Car, motorbike, scooter
and bicycle hire.
NIKI STUDIOS SEA-FRONT
Petra, Lesvos Island TK-81109, GREECE
TEL.: +30-22530-41601, TEL/FAX: +30-22530-41606, MOB.: +30-6949666970
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