Sigri is a picturesque fishing village at the western tip of Lesvos Island. Its name derives from the Greek word for security, based on the fact that it has a safe harbour. Sigri has a Turkish castle, built in 1746 during the Ottoman occupation, which looks over the bay and the long island of Nissiopi.
Sigri has a number of restaurants, bars, shops & mini-markets. The village is home to the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest which was established in 1994 to study, research, promote, preserve, and conserve the Petrified Forest of Lesvos. The Petrified Forest Park is located a few kilometers to the east inland from Sigri.
Sigri’s beaches have the most sand of all of Lesvos, contrasting with the rockier and pebble beaches to the east. The village beach, a glorious near-180 degree sweep of volcanic grey sand, is safe for children due to its shallow bay. There are six clothes-optional sandy beaches within walking distance of Sigri. It is quite windy relative to other areas on the island, which makes it a popular windsurfing destination.
A visit to the Petrified Forest Museum & Park, as well as the the Sigri Kitecenter & Sigri Surfcenter are highly recommended.