|Periphery:||East Macedonia and Thrace|
|Population statistics (as of 2001)|
|Time zone:||EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)|
It was created around 1530 by Greeks that moved there from Epirus and Malta. In the decade of 1960 its population was 5,000. In the 1970s a lot of people from Petrota migrated to western Europe, especially to Germany. Today, less than 1,000 people live there mostly engaged in agriculture.