Discover West Lesvos

Discover West Lesvos

We start from Petra with the church of Virgin Mary which stands on a high rock and that has 114 footsteps to the top. You can stroll along the seafront and also look at the small back streets of the village. Then we drive through the villages of Anaxos and Skoutaros to reach the turtle pool just outside of Skalochori. In Skalochori you can see an old Turkish minaret. We continue our way via Vatousa to the mountain village of Antissa, where we can stop for a refreshment at the famous square (plateia). Later we go to the Ypsilou Monastery which is located on mount Ordymnos close to Sigri. There you can see a breathtaking panorama of the west volcanic area. Then we head on to the Park of the Petrified Forest, where you will have enough time to see the petrified trunks. After we go to the museum in Sigri. There you will find out how the geological, volcanic structure and the petrified forest of the west part of Lesvos became millions of years ago. We also visit a small castle in Sigri and then we return back to Petra. (A visit to the tourist resort Skala Eressos which is the birthplace of the poetess Sappho, is optional).