From cobbled stone squares to carved stone steps

Petra holidays are all about embracing the Greek hospitality and enjoying the abundant tranquility.

Embrace the Greek hospitality

Located on the north coast of the Greek Island of Lesvos near neighbouring Molyvos and surrounded by masses of naturally beauty, including pine forests and olive groves, Petra is privileged to be graced by an average of three hundred days of Greek sunshine a year, providing the perfect setting for families and couples alike to venture to. Accommodation is generally basic, but provides all the comfort you will need on your Petra holidays and is mainly in the form of either a self catering or bed and breakfast style.

Currency: Euro

Language: Greek

Time Difference: GMT +2

Religion: Greek Orthodox

Gorgeous countryside is one of its biggest draws

Petra has a beautiful sand and shingle beach to enjoy with perfect crystal clear waters to cool off in, whilst you can also spend time wandering around the traditional village where you are likely to come across artist’s studios and a choice of local tavernas on the seafront, as well as the village centre which is represented by a cobbled stone square.

Nightlife is fairly low key, although there are some bars and discos to revel in should you feel the need to let your hair down whilst you spend your holidays in Petra. If you want to escape for the day, there are some idyllic hillside villages in the surrounding area to explore, whilst the ‘Glykofylousa Panagia’ church, with its one hundred and fourteen carved stone steps leading up to it, has spectacular views down over Petra and is well worth a visit to see. Book holidays to Petra online here at

Places to Visit

Olive oil and Ouzo

– When Greek mainlanders come to Lesvos they never leave without purchasing the islands olive oil and ouzo, Petra has it’s own famous ouzo factory which has been in production since 1884. There is also an olive press were freshly produced oilve oil and locally produced food products can be purchased