When you're exploring the old cobbled streets around Petra's main square, you'll be at the foot of the towering rock that emerges from the middle of the village. Save some energy for the climb to the church perched on top, as the views are stunning. And as you dip in and out of the shops, cafés, old merchant's house and Ouzo distillery, you'll also find yourself getting closer and closer to the beach. This long sweep of sand is one of Petra's highlights, as it's both beautiful and perfect for sunbathing and swimming.
4 Things to do in Petra
Things to do
Enjoy the Blue Flag beachPetra beach is beautiful; people come here just to relax on the soft, golden sands and play in the clear, shallow water. It's peaceful too, so you'll love it if you like to stretch outFind out more
Enjoy the views from the Panagia GlykofilousaYou can't miss the Panagia Glykofilousa (Church of Our Lady of the Sweet Kiss) as it's Petra's most visible attraction. It also tops TripAdvisor's list of things to do in Petra,Find out more
Step back in time at Vareltzidaina's HouseIf you like to find out about the history of the places you go to on holiday, you'll want to visit Vareltzidaina's House. This restored merchant's house is not far from the main squareFind out more
Ouzo Distillery GreeceOuzo, the classic alcoholic drink of Greece, has particularly strong links with Lesbos. There are several distilleries on the island, even a small one right on your doorstep in Petra.Find out more