Ilion Hotel of Petra in Lesvos (Lesbos) island in Greece:
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Ilion Hotel of Petra in Lesvos island Greece
is located in Petra Village, in Lesvos (Lesbos) island of Greece. A unique
place in Petra's beach, on the Greek island of Lesvos (Lesbos).
A privately family owned and run small hotel that offers both comfort and
personal service in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The Ilion Hotel, that
has been renovated in 2002, provides the ideal location from which to
explore this historic area.
It is located in Petra picturesque beach and the town's
attractions are all either within walking distance or within easy reach.
Petra's beach is one of the most beautiful romantic spots of the North
Aegean Archipelago and is covered very well by a number of restaurants,
which offer food of different tastes from traditional Greek, with extra
emphasis on fish varieties, to Italian and English food. Within walking
distance there also coffee shops, fast food places, pubs, banks, chemists,
hairdressing, gift shops and more.
Breakfast (Greek enriched continental) is served at the hotel's sea-side
This CAFE is one of the most favorite places for a morning coffee
or afternoon cocktail and evening drink for the foreigners and the locals as
well. The Hotel's bedrooms are with all the comforts and facilities that one
could hope for. These include: individual A/C, refrigerator, bath, color TV, safe box at the reception,WC, hairdrye.
A wide choice of accommodation is available at reasonable rates, including
singles, double/twin, triple and family rooms. All rooms offer relaxed views
of the majestic Aegean Sea and Petras Bay that has been included in the
Club of the "TEN MOST BEAUTIFUL BAYS ON EARTH".
right across from the beach of
Hotel Ilion features a bar and air-conditioned rooms with balcony and views
of the Aegean Sea.
The village centre with taverns and shops is
within 150 meters.
A cable TV and fridge are included in all
rooms at the Ilion. Each has a private bathroom with hairdryer and
toiletries and amenities.
A buffet breakfast with local products is
served in the dining area.
Drinks and coffee are provided at the bar.
Guests have free Wi-Fi access in public hotel areas.
An on-site tourist shop is stocked with
souvenirs. The scenic village of Molyvos is within 5 km.
Shops, bars, pharmacy, first aid restaurants,
banks and post offices are very close to the hotel. There is also in the
area an ATM from Bank of Piraeus where serving and interbank transactions.
The hotel offers comfort and relaxation for your summer vacation.
The rooms are completed with balcony or
terrace and provide services, such as telephone, TV, refrigerator,
air-condition (cooling - heating), kettle, WC.
The scenic town of Molyvos (or Mithimna) is just 5 km. Mytilene, the capital
and port of Lesvos, is 55 km.
Staff can arrange car and bicycle rental.
From September 2014 operates the port
of Petra with all services with Port and Customs as another gate in Lesvos
and just 1.5 km from the Hotel Ilion, from where there are daily 2
connections during the summer with the ports of neighboring Turkey enabling
direct road link with northern Greece via Evros, Çanakkale and Kucukkuyu &
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Lesvos (or Lesbos) is the third largest island of Greece and has a long
history that goes back more than 3.000 years. It has been the birthplace of
famous people, such as the poets Sappho and Alcaeos, Arion the Guitarist,
and Pittacus, one of the seven wise men of ancient Greece. A tradition that
even continues today and gives the island that distinctive atmosphere which
makes it so different from the rest. Sappho's reputation as a lover of her
own sex, has given the word "Lesbian" an international currency. Her
reputation is based on some of the fragments of her poetry: "I was in love
with you once, Atthis, long ago..."
Travel agencies, tourism offices, rent a car (hire, rentals) companies,
mountain bike | Tour operators, transfers, day trips to turkey, excursions,
trekking, birdwatching in Lesbos:
Rich in olives and fish, the island has an economic balance rare in the
Aegean and because of its relative prosperity the island is very easy for
travellers to reach even in the quiet months of winter. By air, one can get
to Lesbos from Athens three times a day and from Salonica three times a
week. By Ferry-boat, one can reach Lesbos every day from Piraeus, and from
Salonica on a less frequent schedule.
Local Products | Traditional & organic olive oil, feta cheese, wines,
pottery, ceramics, wood caving, dairy, saltedn fish, sardines, ouzo, gold,
silver, popular art, in Lesvos:
Organic & extra virgin olive oil, ouzo, feta & kafalotyri cheese, dairy
products, pottery, ceramics, salted fish, wood carving, traditional sauces
and marmalades are produced, sold & exported by some of the companies
Mytilene is the capital of the island and has a population of 30,000 people.
This is about one third of the total population of the island. It is built
amphitheatrically around its well preserved Byzantine Castle. Not very far
from there, on the north-east side of town, one can find the Hellenistic
Theatre with its superb acoustics and capacity of 10,000 people. Further in
the suburb of Varia one can visit the Theophilos Museum.
Twelve kilometers from Mytilene, near the town of Moria, one can visit the
Roman Aqueduct that was built in the second century AD. Going further up
north by the east coast, thru a series of beautiful little villages one will
arrive in the town of Mantamados, famous for its cheeses and the fine
pottery. The next stop will be Skala Sikaminias, one of the most charming
fishing villages one would ever see.
Restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, bars in Molivos, Molyvos, Mithymna, Petra,
Vafios, Mytilene, Mitilini, Eresos, Vatera, Kalloni, Greece:
And then, at the northest point of the island one will find the picturesque
village of Mithymna (also known as Molivos), with its mediaeval castle and
the traditional architecture. Molivos is also the islands best known resort.
By some it has been called "the closed place to paradise, on earth". The
association with Arts is appropriate enough, for it was here in Mithymna
that the head of Orpheus is said to have been washed ashore after his
dismemberment of the Thracian women. Another mythical citizen of Mithymna
was the lyric poet and musician Arion. It has been said that he has been
saved by the music-loving dolphin.
Only a short distance of 5 Km SW of Molivos the village of Petra can be
found. Petra has one of the best sandy beaches of the island.
Again further south the village of Agia Paraskevi is situated. This village
has a lot of old mansions and is known for the Bull Festival that has been
celebrated since more than two hundred years. Near the village lay ruins of
an ancient temple of Napaios Apollo and the ruins of an Ionian temple dated
from the 3rd century BC. This temple was dedicated to Zeus, Hera and
In the island's center, not far from Agia Paraskevi, lays the modern town
Kalloni. It is famous for its sardines which are caught in the nearby bay
called the Gulf of Kalloni. On this gulf one will also find the popular
summer resort Skala Kalloni with its beautiful sandy beaches. Also near the
center of the island another well known town is Agiassos.
This town is famous for its pottery. Going further south again we reach the
towns of Plomari and Vatera which have the most superb beaches of the
island. At the western tip of Lesvos, Sigri is a pretty fishing village with
a nice little beach and a castle that goes back to the 18th century. Not far
from there lies the Petrified Forest, dating back fifteen million years.
Finally, not far from Sigri, one will find the town of Eressos. Eressos has
been the birth place of Sappho and Theoprastos. Its port, Skala Eressos, is
a famous resort with a magnificent beach.
As it can be seen from its classical history, its abundance of poets,
musicians, philosophers and lawgivers, was one of the great cultural centers
of the Greek world. It was second perhaps only to Athens, in its influence
if not in its power. As a place for a holiday, for a rest or for quiet work,
LESVOS is HARD to BETTER.
It is big enough to permit that change of scene so necessary if one is to
avoid "island claustrophobia". It has a further advantage that it is easy
from here to take a day trip or excursion (excurssion) to visit Chios or to
explore the coastline of Turkey.
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Most hotels, apartments, villas or studios are presented here. Travel
agencies and rent a car companies can offer reservations for you.
Restaurants, cafeterias, tourist shops, jewelleries etc. are also here.
Olive oil, ouzo, feta cheese, dairy products, pottery, ceramics, salted fish
& wood carving local products can be found here.
Lesvos is a beautiful Greek island with the best beaches & nature. The island
is suitable for alternative trekking, walking, birdwatching, excursions to
petrified forest in Sigri. Day trips to Molivos (Mithymna), Petra, Skala
Sikaminia, Gavathas, Eressos (Eresos), Vatera or Petra, Eftalou & Anaxos are
not to be missed.
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