Cities of Greece: Mitilini (Lesbos Island)

The main port and the capital of the island of Lesbos – Mitilini (Mytilini) lies at the base of the large Peninsula in the south-east, framed from the West of the protected Bay of Eras, and from the East – the bay of the Mitilini Strait, separating Lesbos from Turkey.


This is clearly not the most beautiful center of Greek islands, chaotic and loaded by transport, rapidly growing in all directions without a special plan and order. However, to stay here at least for a couple of hours it is definitely worth it – you can see Byzantine fortress (V-XV BB., Open from Thursday to Sunday with 8.30 to 14.thirty; 2 euros) on the powdered pines hilly cape above the port, antique amphitheater On Hill Ayia-Kiriaki, Cathedral Ios-Atanasios with his gothic spire and dome IOS-Terapon Temple (both – XIX in.), ENI-DZAM Mosque in the old Muslim quarter east of the superb Turkish Hammama (Currently closed), Lane labyrinth with picturesque mansions between Ermou Street and Castle, as well as many beautiful old houses in the southern regions of Souradha and Kioski, closer to the airport.

Cities of Greece Mitilini (Lesbos Island)

The excellent archaeological assembly of the Mitilini is located in two separate galleries (open from Thursday to Sunday from 8.30 to 15.00; 3 euros) – the so-called new one, or Upper museum on 8-noemvriou dedicated to rich finds of the Roman period, and Old Museum Behind the dock has an excellent collection of ancient era and earlier eras. Also worth attention Byzantine Art Museum (from Monday to Saturday from 9.00 to 13.00; 2 euros) The Cathedral of Ayos-Terapon contains a collection of icons and frescoes, literally saved from the collapsed rural churches, as well as several works of theophilos. Museum of folk art In the old building of the port police (southern port) contains an extensive ethnographic collection, and in the old Church Metropolis, Located right in the city center, on the main shopping street, a small historical meeting on the basis of carefully recreated historical interiors is open.

The colorful area of ‚Äč‚ÄčTavern and the teases near the southern berth of the fanari, around the bazaar and the harbor, in the Epano Skala region and so on.

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