In a valley close to Petra and Petri, the water running from the hills was used to power mills. Their use began to decline in 1947 and the last mill closed in 1962 but the remains of many of the mills can still be seen. It is possible to walk the valley of the Mills (Ligonas) from Petra, so you don’t need a car or to take a taxi ride. All you need is your feet and Ligonas is yours to enjoy.
You can start from either Petra or Petri, the walk is simply packed with breath taking views. The area is described in a free leaflet produced by the municipality of Petra. You can flip through the leaflet by clicking on the picture on the left, it makes interesting reading.
We really enjoyed our visit to the Ligonas Valley and I hope that you will be inspired to visit, it is a magical place. The photographs from our walk can be seen in the Ligonas Valley Gallery Section.
If you do want to walk here we would suggest that you take water to drink and wear shoes suitable for walking (without open toes). Some of the paths are a little overgrown and long trousers would be best if you intend to fully explore the valley.