municipality of Petra (Greek: Πέτρα meaning
rock) is located at the
of Lesvos and comprises the villages Petra,
Skoutaros, Stypsi, Lafionas,
and the settlements Petri and Anaxos.The region
beauties: olive groves and forests with pines,
oak-trees, cypress-trees as well
fruit-bearing trees, traditional stone built
mountain villages with running waters
rich vegetation, but also seaside modern summer
holiday settlements with sandy
and crystal waters. Petra Lesvos is beginning to
sprawl behind its broad,
beach and seafront square with a core of old
with Levantine-style balconies overhanging the
streets. Petra takes its name from
giant monolith located some distance inland and
capped by the eighteenth-century
of Panagia Glykofiloussa, reached via 114
rock-hewn steps on the northeast side.
town of Mithymna is approx. 6 km to the north.
municipality has a land area of 72.479 km² and a
population of 3,749 at the 2001 census.
largest towns are Petra, the municipal seat (pop.
1.246), Stypsi (1,024), and Skoutaros (967).
from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petra,_Lesbos