Mytilene

Mytilene

There is so much to see in this great city. The old and the new combine together beautifully, offering you a great travelling experience. The Castle and the Ancient Theatre, the Archaeological Museum, the Yeni Mosque, the old Turkish Baths, the Dome of Agios Therapon, the old market with the antique shops and the new of course where you can find almost anything. Ermou street is full of life any day of the year and is a great attraction not only for tourists but locals from all over the island. The harbor is also full of shops, restaurants and bars. You must not miss the Museum of Theophilos the Naïve Painter and the Teriad Museum, both in the area of Varia, towards the airport. The area is full of beautiful mansions from the 19th and 20th century. Following the road North to Thermi you will find Moria where you can see parts of the Roman Aqueduct, Afalonas, Panagiouda, Pamfila and Pirgi Thermis, wherer from you can visit the monastery of the miracle worker Agio Rafael.

Mytilene is the capital of Lesvos Island and is located on the South East of the island. You can reach Lesvos by plain or ferry. All flights to Lesvos are to Mytilene Airport “Odysseas Elytis” (MJT).

Mytilene is an old town that has many to offer. From unique boutique hotels and small cozy hotels around the back streets of the city, to high class accommodation, sea front mansions, old towers, apartments and studios. It is a city worth exploring and you will see that the more you look the more you will be mostly satisfied by your findings.

You can visit the Castle, the Archaeological Museum, the Ancient Theatre, the Municipal Art Gallery, the Theophilos Museum in Varia, the Musuem of Teriad and the Museum Born of Trash. Walk down the streets and do some serious shopping and even antique shopping.

Oh the variety! The town of Mytilene and the areas around it offer so much when it comes to food. You can not find Chinese but you can be sure you will find beautiful souvlaki, great meze and traditional cuisine. You can find fast food made the “Lesvian” way, fresh pies on the go for example. There are beautiful restaurants with a modern twist to the local food and also tavernas that offer a great ouzo experience with fresh fish coming in every day. Just ask around a local and they will guide you!