Σίγρι

Κατηγορία: General information

General information

Welcome to Sigri, a small picturesque fishing village on the western edge of Lesvos. This special landscape, the deep blue sea and sandy beaches, the dramatic rock formations, the Castle and the islands, the natural energy of the place combining with the famous Petrified Forest Park, created by prehistoric volcanic activity in the area around […]

History

The first reference to Sigri is made by the historian and geographer Strabo (65 BC–23 AD), who, referring to the dimensions and boundaries of the Hellespont, writes ‘Now as one sails from Lectum to Assus, the Lesbian country begins at Sigrium, its promontory on the north.’ :In the 2nd century AD, Arrian in his Anabasis […]

Later times

In 1757, during the Turkish occupation, and after the castle of Kalloni was abolished, the castle of Sigri was built on the foundations of the earlier, much smaller fortification erected by the Venetian Gatelouzos. According to historical sources, the first inhabitants of the castle were Turks formerly imprisoned in the fortress, who after their release […]

Shops, services, local products, souvenirs, art

North East Aegean Sea
Selected works of folk art, souvenirs, jewelry and other works of art and crafts in silver, fabric, clay, wood, etc.
• Michalis Chatziandreou: 0030 22530 54353 Bakery “Panorama”
Fragrant fresh bread and all kinds of pastries, cookies, cheese pies, all fresh and delicious. Panorama is overlooking the new port.
• Sevasti Ginieri: 0030 22530 54263 […]