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Looking out the Sea from shores of Sigri, you will see the small, abandoned islands witch protect the bay and here lies a fascinating wealth of culture and tradition seldom seen or known in the outside world. No one lives there except rabbits.
The large of the two islands is Nissiopi (or Megalonissi), a barren low body of land which serves as a natural protection from the north side of the village and the small domestic harbor. The island is host to one of the few remaining manned lighthouses, and also to the most natural phenomenon of petrified stones. The fossilized trees lay undisturbed as they fell millions of years ago in the shallow waters surrounding the island. There is a small beach here where you can while away the hours, but do be warned, Nissiopi is without shade and rarely allows visitors.
Quality: Crystal Clear
Depth: Shallow (walking several steps not to step on)
Access to Nissiopi Island: You can rent only a boat/fishing boat from Sigri to take you there.
Access to Lesvos: The capital of Lesvos is Mytilene. The only Airport on the island is there, as the ferry is departing from there too.
Arrival by Airplane: The Mytilene International Airport "Odysseus Elytis" (MJT) is situated on the south eastern side of the island, 8 km out of Mytilene (capital). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. It receives daily flights from Athens all year round and the flight time is 1 hour. It also receives flights from Thessaloniki 4-5 times per week operated by a small air company. In summer, another small air company has air connections between Lesvos, Heraklion (Crete), Rhodes, Samos, Chios and Lemnos. Furthermore, in the summertime there are more flights destinations and direct international flights from Germany's Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) and Munich Airport (MUC), Austria's Vienna International Airport (VIE), Great Britain's Gatwick Airport (LGW), and Slovenia's Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU).
Arrival by Ferry / Boat: Mytilene harbor has trips to Piraeus, the largest port of Athens, 4-5 times per week. This ferry also connects Lesvos with other islands, including Syros, Mykonos, Ikaria and Chios. The travel time takes about 10 hours. You can also travel by boat directly from Lavrion to Sigri Port. So for the weekend is excellent; every Friday from Lavrion, every Sunday night from Sigri. Also, there are trips from the harbor to Ayvalik (Turkey) every week. In summer, there are also ferries to Lesvos from the ports of Thessaloniki and Kavala on the northern side of Greece, as well as from other Aegean Islands, such as Samos, Kos, Rhodes, Lemnos, etc.
Bus Service: The urban bus station is at Sappho Square, the northern "top" of the inner harbour horseshoe waterfront. The inter-city bus station is near Agias Irinis Park in the southwest corner of the inner harbour.
Taxi Service: Taxis are cheap and the taxidrivers are obliged to use the taximeter. Taxis based in Mytilene are yellow. Taxis not based in Mytilene are grey-coloured. Taxis can be used for local transportation, transfers, and excursions.