|HISTORY of Petra LESVOS||Close|
history stretches back into mythology. According to tradition,
during the expedition against Troy, Achilles anchored his ships here.
PETRA AND THE TROJAN WAR
1462 Sultan Mahomet II took Lesvos, and then on its inhabitants
shared the same fate as all the other islanders.
1865, on Monday, the first day of Lent, until Tuesday, Turkish-Albanians looted the
village, carrying off any gold , silver
or silk which they found.
village was liberated from Turks on 6 December 1912 a few days
before, it had had more 'Troubles' with beating, looting, abductions
and murders on innocent citizens. On four December, Turkish
lieutenant Hikmet doused Petra in oil and set fire to it, having
first stripped it of anything of value.