Villa Faros is situated in a quiet, unspoiled and picturesque area in Sigri, Lesvos.
This scenic fishermen’s’ village lies at a distance of 92 km from Mytilene, the island’s capital. Its name derives from the Greek word for security, based on the fact that it has a safe harbor. Sigri has a Turkish castle, built in 1746 during the Ottoman occupation. The port of Sigri is able to accommodate large vessels, even cruise ship-size ferry boats coming from the mainline.
The villa is built on a private property of 150 acres and its exact position is on the foreland "faros" (lighthouse). This is where the boundless deep blue surrounds your existence. Private beaches within 30m, 100m and 200m distance from the villa.
Biological grapes, figs, melons, watermelons, tomatoes, aubergines, pomegranates, lettuces and seasonal vegetables are available during the year. The guests are able to farm their own harvest.
In the land of Sigri, the guest has the chance to enjoy the wonderful sandy beaches, the fabulous sunsets the venetian castle, the Turkish church and the hamam, the windmill restored in a house, accompanied by a variety of traditional recipes - here, you can taste the best pasta with lobster in the island!
Describing the sunset in Sigri, a guest is writing:” the sunset in Sigri is an enchanting and unforgettable spectacle, as we watch the sun diving into the waters of the Aegean Sea”.
Sigri is an ideal choice for travelers who are searching for the serenity of mind. Here, you could see little trace left by visitors or even you could hardly distinguish visitors and residents.
On the western coast of Lesvos island, where the volcanic rocks meet the azure blue of the Aegean sea, the passage of time and the lapping of the sea's waves have slowly revealed the petrified remains of plant life of the distant past. .No description can value the brilliance, the beauty and the vivacity of the colors, the real glory of the standing fossilized trunks, or the wild beauty of the volcanic landscape. The most noteworthy concentrations of petrified trunks which make up the renowned "petrified forest" are located in the regions of Sigri.
The Petrified Forest of Lesvos is one of the most fascinating and rare monuments of geological heritage in the world and that makes Sigri an international destination.
Recognising the major geological and paleontological value of the site, the Greek State has declared the Petrified Forest to be preserved as a Natural Monument. The aim of designating the Petrified Forest as such is the more effective protection and rational management of the area. In 1994, the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest was founded aiming at the study, research, appointment, preservation and protection of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos.
In February 2004 was decided its integration in the Global Network of Geoparks assisted by UNESCO and it is proposed to be voted as one of the seven wonders of the nature.
How to get there:
Direct flights from the whole Europe (over 25 flights) are available to Mytilene airport followed by a 1 hour 30 minute - 2 hour drive to Villa Sigri. Alternatively, flights can be taken to Athens where there are connecting flights 8 times per day to Mytilene, or an helicopter can be organized to fly clients directly to the villa. Private boats from Lavrio can be arranged for those who wish to travel by boat to Sigri.