Κατηγορία: Natural Monuments

Limena

Two kilometers south of Sigri is the area of ​​Limena, where close to the beautiful sandy beach of the same name you will see a lovely building, typical of the old architectural style of the island, which functioned as a cheese factory until the early 1960s. Today, the building has been completely renovated and converted […]

Metochi

Metochi is about 8 km north of Sigri, where the church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is located. Around the church there is a residential complex with a number of buildings for both accommodation and agriculture.

Paliochori

Four km north of Sigri is the area of ​​Paliochori, an old small rural settlement, which was home to at least 15 families, i.e. probably more than 70 people. This settlement appears to have been built around a place of worship (the chapel of Agia Paraskevi) and a central square, with two sources of running […]

Fanes (or Skordonisi or, simply, Nisaki)

The smallest of the three islands of Sigri is located south, near Limena, and is the habitat and breeding ground of the Aegean gull.Interestingly, in old maps of the port of Sigri there is a path that connects this island with the nearby mainland, and divers confirm that at the bottom of the sea stones […]

Kavalouros (or Sedousa)

The origin of its name is unclear, but there is a reference by the European traveler Filippo di Frishn-Kanagi. In his “Journey of the East” (1573) he writes: “From the side of Sigri the island (Lesvos) is very barren, mountainous and deserted. Opposite Sigri is a rock called Kavala, or Kavalouros.”The islet has a characteristic […]

Nisiopi (The Island of Silence, or Megalonisi, or Meganisi, or simply Nisi)

Lesvos to capture it, because the island was an ally of Troy. When his fleet arrived at Nisiopi, thinking that it had reached Mithymna (today’s Molyvos), he ordered silence so that the soldiers would not be noticed. They disembarked at night and only at dawn did they realise their mistake. and hence the name ‘the […]

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest was founded in 1994 aiming to the study, research, promotion, exhibition, conservation and protection of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos. It is a legal non-profit entity and is overseen by the Ministry of Culture and Sports. The Museum is located in the village of Sigri in Western […]

Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest of Lesvos is one of the finest and rarest monuments of geological heritage worldwide. Created 20 million years ago, when volcanic materials covered and petrified the forest that was covering the area at that time. The Greek state recognizing the great environmental, geological and paleontological value of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos […]

Other Sigrian Beaches

Lambrini Where the road to Faneromeni leaves the coastline, where SigriSurf is located. Plaka (very nearby, go on foot) offers many small coves for the individual or for a few. Lafri Difficult to reach on the peninsula of Saratsina (at the Cape of Spanos or Sigrion; there is a lighthouse which you can see from […]

Andromachi Beach

Andromachi beach is on the road to Faneromeni and because of development are now difficult to reach as you would have to go through private property which has been fenced off… or go by boat. Rest assured that the destination is worth the trouble