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About Petra.

The municipality of Petra (Greek: Πέτρα meaning rock) is located at the

northwest of Lesvos and comprises the villages Petra, Skoutaros, Stypsi, Lafionas,

Ypsilometopo and the settlements Petri and Anaxos.The region combines exceptional

natural beauties: olive groves and forests with pines, oak-trees, cypress-trees as well

as fruit-bearing trees, traditional stone built mountain villages with running waters

and rich vegetation, but also seaside modern summer holiday settlements with sandy

beaches and crystal waters. Petra Lesvos is beginning to sprawl behind its broad,

sandy beach and seafront square with a core of old stone houses,

many with Levantine-style balconies overhanging the streets. Petra takes its name from

the giant monolith located some distance inland and capped by the eighteenth-century

church of Panagia Glykofiloussa, reached via 114 rock-hewn steps on the northeast side.

The town of Mithymna is approx. 6 km to the north.

The municipality has a land area of 72.479 km² and a population of 3,749 at the 2001 census.

Its largest towns are Petra, the municipal seat (pop. 1.246), Stypsi (1,024), and Skoutaros (967).

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