Mithymna or Molyvos. The birthplace of Arion, the first guitar player in written history, and favourite spot for poets, painters and intellectuals all around the world. Molyvos inspires with its unique charm, its imposing fortress, the picturesque harbour with the fishing boats, the famous pebbled alleyways with the wisteria dominating the traditional market, the mansions, the old fountains.

Visit the Byzantine Castle, the excavations that highlight Ancient Mithymna, the Ottoman baths, the Conference Hall, the Public Library with its rich material, the Municipal Art Gallery with works of great Greek artists, the Kralli Mansion, housing a Dept of the School of Fine Arts of Athens, a beautiful old mansion with frescoes dating back to the 18th century.

Following the paths around Molyvos, you can visit small traditional villages like Vafios, known for its supreme culinary excellence and the walking-cycling routes around Mount Lepetymnos. Argennos, with the Valletta Museum. The village of Lepetymnos with the church of Panagia, where every August the traditional feast of the Assumption takes place. Sykaminia with its Folklore Museum and Skala Sykaminia with the beautiful small church of Panagia Gorgona (Mermaid) on the rock and its famous fish taverns.

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