Mytilini Travel Guide

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Mytilini is probably the most visited city on Lesbos, not in the least because this is one of the few places in the eastern part that can be reached fairly easy by public transport (both boat and bus). It's a busy coastal city with old markets, an old harbour, small caf├ęs (where you can taste the original ouzo), cobbled streets and various museums. The museum of Theofilos gives a nice overview of the life of this popular painter. If you want to know more about Lesbos' history, a visit to the New Archeological Museum might be an idea.

Another attraction that you may not want to miss (especially if you are already interested in the New Archeological Museum) is the Mytilini castle. The castle is approximately 15-20 minutes away by foot from downtown, and with only 2 Euros ticket price, you can explore the entire castle (dungeons included). You can also get a great view of the ocean and a great view of the city from the castle.

Besides those, it's quite a modern town with a bunch of fashionable shopping centres, tourist agencies and fancy boats. Just sit at one of the ouzeries at the seafront and watch the ships come in with the Mount Karvori in the background. The resorts of Skala Kalloni are just a few miles away.

 

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October 19, 2006 change by atetrachordof3 (2 points)

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