The city of Mytilene

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The moment you arrive at the large port, the city of Mytilene will win your heart with its air of dolce vita. The island’s capital, built on seven hills and crowned by the Gateluzzi fortress, has preserved important features from its resplendent past and its outstanding cultural history.

A busy town with a lively nightlife, Mytilene satisfies every need and desire in terms of hotels, restaurants and recreation.

Its emblems are the majestic Gateluzzi castle, the church of Agios Therapon with its impressive dome, and, at the edge of the port, the Statue of Liberty. A classic meeting point for locals is the area around Sappho Square, and the other half of the horseshoe of the new southern port with its fashionable bars and cafés that draw crowds starting first thing in the morning. Stop there to enjoy the passersby and the nonstop action.

Sights

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The Ecclesiastical Byzantine Museum of Mytilene

The Ecclesiastical Byzantine Museum of Mytilene houses one of the most valuable collections of the Byzantine civilization and it is a significant cultural institution.

The Ecclesiastical Byzantine Museum of Mytilene houses one of the most valuable collections of the Byzantine civilization and it is a significant cultural institution.

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The Municipal Art Gallery

The Municipal Art Gallery is housed in an old three-floor building (it belonged to Halim Bey) and it is a typical sample of the local architecture.

The Municipal Art Gallery is housed in an old three-floor building (it belonged to Halim Bey) and it is a typical sample of the local architecture.

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The New Archaeological Museum of Mytilene

Very close to the old Archaeological Museum, in Kioski area, is located the new building of the museum. The erection of the new museum completed in 1995.

Very close to the old Archaeological Museum, in Kioski area, is located the new building of the museum. The erection of the new museum completed in 1995.

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The old Archaeological Museum of Mytilene

In the old building of the Archaeological Museum of Mytilene, the visitors are presented with the history of Lesvos which dates from the last Neolithic Age to the late Roman period.

In the old building of the Archaeological Museum of Mytilene, the visitors are presented with the history of Lesvos which dates from the last Neolithic Age to the late Roman period.

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Beaches close to Mytilini

During your stay in the city of Mytilini, you can go for swim to the nearby beaches. Below the castle of city, there is Tsamakia Beach. After paying a small entrance fee you can use sunbeds and umbrellas and you have drinks to the beach bar until late in the night. Further along Tsamakia Beach, there is Fykiotripa, a small cove with coarse pebbles.

During your stay in the city of Mytilini, you can go for swim to the nearby beaches. Below the castle of city, there is Tsamakia Beach.

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The Ancient Theater of Mytilini

The Ancient Theater of Mytilini dates from the early Hellenistic years and nowadays it maintains its final construction characteristics.

The Ancient Theater of Mytilini dates from the early Hellenistic years and nowadays it maintains its final construction characteristics.

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Beach Street Festival

The Beach Street Festival is a celebration, a unique international music and graffiti festival that combines summer holidays with urban arts and tradition. The aim of the Beach Street is to create a new musical-artistic crossroad between east and west that will become a must, a meeting point for artists, for young people and friends.

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Agios Therapon

This majestic church is one of Mytilene’s landmarks. Built by the local architect Argyris Adalis, it was inaugurated in 1935. Its primary architectural style is cruciform with a central dome. The exterior decoration is the work of another local painter and sculptor, Nikolaous Kesanlis.

This majestic church is one of Mytilene’s landmarks. Built by the local architect Argyris Adalis, it was inaugurated in 1935. Its primary architectural style is cruciform with a central dome.

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Agios Athanasios

Today’s Metropolis Cathedral was built in the early 18th century and is located in the center of town. It is distinguished by its enormous Gothic-style bell tower. The church is a cruciform basilica with three aisles and a central dome.

Today’s Metropolis Cathedral was built in the early 18th century and is located in the center of town. It is distinguished by its enormous Gothic-style bell tower. The church is a cruciform basilica with three aisles and a central dome.

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Agioi Theodoroi

The triple-aisled basilica was built in 1795 to replace an older church that had burned to the ground. It is reported to have been the Cathedral of Mytilene at least some point after the sack of Lesvos by the Ottomans. The church’s frescos were painted in 1799.

The triple-aisled basilica was built in 1795 to replace an older church that had burned to the ground. It is reported to have been the Cathedral of Mytilene at least some point after the sack of Lesvos by the Ottomans.

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The Museum of Modern Art Eleftheriadis Tériade

The Museum and Library are housed in the same building as the Theophilos Museum. Sixteen of its 20 rooms display the 29 books by the prominent art critic and publisher Eleftheriadis-Tériade, with illustrations by famous 20th century artists such as Picasso, Chagall, Villon, Leger, Matisse, and others.

The Museum and Library are housed in the same building as the Theophilos Museum. Sixteen of its 20 rooms display the 29 books by the prominent art critic and publisher Eleftheriadis-Tériade...

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The Theophilos Museum

This museum displays the paintings of the famous local folk artist Theophilos. In operation since 1965, you will find it nestled in a verdant olive grove in the Mytilene suburb of Vareia.

This museum displays the paintings of the famous local folk artist Theophilos. In operation since 1965, you will find it nestled in a verdant olive grove in the Mytilene suburb of Vareia.