Sigri

Natural Monuments

The oldest petrified forest, magnificent harbors and beaches, islands, natural parks with exotic morphology excite all visitors

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 …

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 …

The Islands of Sigri

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 …

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 …

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 …

Countryside & Parks

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 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.

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 […]