Mytilene, Lesbos, Greece

Mytilene is the main city and port of Lesbos, the Greek island in the Aegean often called Mytilene the name of its capital. It is located on the southern tip of the island, near the Turkish coast. Aristotle lived and taught there. The island changed hands several times throughout the years, but since 1916, the city and the island joined the independent kingdom of Greece. In 1941, the island was occupied by a German infantry division. There are many neoclassical buildings such as the prefecture of Lesbos, the former City Hall, the Experimental High School, hotels and homes. The port is dominated by the Baroque church of Saint Therapon. The port for ferries communicate with the most important cities and the neighboring islands. To see: the old theater, archaeological museums, the castle, the church of St. Simeon Monastery of Saint Raphael, the Statue of Liberty, among others.

Tips

The city is ideal for a relaxing vacation and enjoy visiting other places with the ferries. You can go to Piraeus, Thessaloniki, the islands of Chios and Ayvalık and sometimes you can also visit Dikili in Turkey. Enjoy to buy one of the most known products the Ouzo (Greek anise-based liquor made of neutral alcohol mixed with various spices and then distilled and diluted). You will find a couple of producers on the island and shops where you might even enjoy it. You can also enjoy sardines and olives of the region.