Best of Petra hike

6-7 hours
Petra, Lesvos 811 09, Greece

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Start this amazing walk from the northern coast of the island, taking you through olive groves and blossoming gardens up to the small village of Lafionas – built remotely in olden times to avoid pirate raids – on the slopes of Roudi mountain (the name Lafionas comes from Lathionas which in Ancient Greek means “hidden”). Climb up stone paths from the village to enjoy idyllic Mediterranean vistas of the bay of Petra, complete with open seas and tiny coastal islands just off the shore. Visit the old church of Agios Alexandros (Saint Alexander) where the saint’s tomb lies right outside the church doors. Take in the mystical energy and experience the aura of this magical place before heading around Roudi mountain and taking in the various panoramas from all vantage points before reaching Lafionas. Sit down in the traditional café (Kafeneio) to sample the different ‘meze’ tapa-like dishes against a backdrop of mountain and sea. After a bite and rest, head down back to Petra and finish off the tour with a fredo cappuccino or some ouzo on ice in the town’s main square.


  • Petra – Lafionas – Agios Alexandros – Petra
  • Minimum of 2 people required
  • Start time, meeting point or pick-up from your accommodation on arrangement.
  • Level of difficulty: Easy
  • Total distance of the hike: 15 km (9.5 miles), duration including stops: 6-7 hours


  • Price for the hike: 35€ p.p. (5 or more people) or 48€ p.p. (for 2-4 people).
  • The extra-charge for our exclusive-package (Meze in Lafionas incl. wine or beer and water, coffee or ouzo in Petra) is 18€ per person.
  • Prices for larger groups (>10 people) on request.


  • 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking
  • The balance is paid on the day of the hike, right before it starts (cash only).
  • The whole amount will still be charged if cancelled anytime in the 28 days before the hike.
  • Hikes may be cancelled by the guide in case of force majeure (e.g. bad weather) and a full refund will be given in that case.

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