Mytilene Vacations

Mytilene is an amazing little city full of life and surprises and if you are someone with a long history in Greece it may actually remind you of Athens or Pireaus in the fifties. Like other great cities Mytilene is built upon seven hills and is full of history. But it is the Mytilene of today that holds the most interest for many because it is a ... Read more
small and manageable city full of great restaurants, cafes, nightlife and friendly, intelligent people. The city spreads from the large harbor up into the hills behind it and is crowned by an enormous castle whose foundations were laid during the time of Justinian on the ruins of an even more ancient fortification.
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Mytilene things to do and experiences

  • Castle of Mytilene
    8.03 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Scenic Lookout, Castle or Palace, Fort
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  • Therma Spa Lesvos
    10.03 reviews
    Outdoors, Spa or Massage, Hot Spring
    Popular withWellnessBackpackers
  • Port of Mytilene
    8.73 reviews
    Harbor or Marina
    Popular withOutdoorsyNightlife
  • Saint Therapon Church
    10.03 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Church, Temple
    Popular withHistorySpiritual

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Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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I didn't have enough time to explore Mytilene but the island differentiates itself from other Greek islands. The island is greener, some houses look like miniature palaces, and stray dogs and cats roam the streets but do not interact with people unless people approach them. Travel tip: Mytilene has customs access to Ayvalik, Turkey and is a great alternative for people looking to visit Greece and the Aegean and/or Mediterranean coast of Turkey vs. flying from Athens to Istanbul.

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I go to Mytilene with my husband's family every other summer or so. It's pretty much the consummate Greek island experience--a real feeling like you're out at the end of the world, rugged scenery, lots of Greeks on vacation, great simple local food (big fat sardines are famous here, from the Bay of Kaloni), and beautiful water. It's a pretty big island, so you can settle in one spot (we go to Eressos) and explore a little on day-trips. As a bonus, it's very close to Turkey, so a couple of times, we've continued our trip in Turkey.

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