Top 9 Things to do in Mytilene, Greece

October 8, 2017 Hana Mouser

Mytilene (Greek: Μυτιλήνη Mytilini [mitiˈlini]) is a city founded in the 11th century BC. Mytilene is the capital and port of the island of Lesbos and also the capital of the North Aegean Region. The seat of the governor of the North Aegean Region is Mytilene. Mytilene is also one of 13 municipalities (counties) on the island of Lesbos. Mytilene is built on the southeast edge of the island. It is also the seat of a metropolitan bishop of the Orthodox church.
Restaurants in Mytilene

1. The Commander of Lesvos Monastery

Mytilene, Greece +30 2253 041226
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4.5 based on 169 reviews

The Commander of Lesvos Monastery

Reviewed By stevephotiou - Padua, Italy

Incomparable atmosphere! It makes you feel close to God. Very introspective location, the Archangel Michael is considered the Protector of Lesvos: ask about the story of the metallic shoes (similar to the story of Talos in Crete), and the Holy Icon's story (very touching). The fighter nearby the entrance has a rationale: The Archangel is the Hellenic Airforce's protector.

2. Mytilene Castle

8is Noemvriou, Mytilene 81100, Greece
Excellent
35%
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4 based on 173 reviews

Mytilene Castle

A huge, 6th century fortress overlooking the town and harbour of the capital town of Lesbos

Reviewed By kmarko - Ljubljana, Slovenia

No doubt a major landmark of Mytilene, with some fantasy (unfortunatelly with nearly no help from the institution taking care for the castle) one can imagine the original size of the enormous structure, and the power behind. I have found the most interesting some of the photos in the brochure received with the ticket, other things including the underground crypt and cistern are hardly helping visitor to understand what was going on in the castle. Audio guide or guides in person desperately needed to change this. Paying higher entrance fee would be acceptable - to get what you expect coming to such a place. After seeing so many Castles, some with much duller history, but presented with memorable stories, this visit has been - to say it nicely - not memorable. The most memorable was the problem to get in - first time it was afternoon, in time of the nicest light for taking photos - and was closed; the next morning should be opened, but I obviously tried to enter at the wrong gate - but ther was no guidelines where is the right entrance; the third time I went prepared - asked friends from Mytilene how the hell cal one get into the castle... and they told me the secrets. But still - when I got to the info tables welcoming visitors it said there are two entrances - but the way to entrance No 1 was overgrown and that was probably not opened anyway; tried with the second - and finally...

3. Theophilos Museum

Mytilene 81100, Greece 0251/41-644
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4 based on 46 reviews

Theophilos Museum

Reviewed By Typam - Paris

This museum displays many paintings by one of the most popular Greek painters, born in Varia.He lived here with his mother when he wasn't wandering around the country painting naïf, colorful realistic paintings of rural or historical scenes which you can see here - as well as on the walls of some old cafés. There is a lot of info. about his life and the unique way he dressed . It is a moving experience even if the style is not your favorite !After visiting the museum, which is surrounded by old olive trees, drive 5 minutes to the village of Ταξιάρχες to Antonis café and ouzerie for the best meal you will eat on the island .

4. New Archaeological Museum Mytilene

8is Noemvriou, Mytilene, Greece +30 2251 040223
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

New Archaeological Museum Mytilene

Reviewed By TriciaK2 - South West England, United Kingdom

I was mostly interested in the mosaic floors, but the entire museum is clean, well sign posted and very interesting. All signage is in Greek and English with lots of information and history. Marble statues, history of food and eating habits with cooking utensils, interesting room regarding funeral banquets. Well worth a visit!!

5. Theriade Library and Museum of Modern Art

Andros Town, Mytilene 81100, Greece 0251/23-372
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Theriade Library and Museum of Modern Art

Reviewed By TriciaK2 - South West England, United Kingdom

I was really surprised at the exceptional art, Picassos, Chagalls, Miro's among others and several Greek artists. It isnt easy to find, (head up the road to the airport towards Taxiarces) but well worth going. The grounds are lovely, receptionist very friendly. I didn't understand the history of how it became a museum, as everything was in Greek and French. And it's free.

6. Agalma Eleftherias

Mytilene, Greece
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3.5 based on 39 reviews

Agalma Eleftherias

Reviewed By junior1907 - Istanbul

While making a touristic and historical walking tour in Mytiline island,this statue must be also included into yr activity agenda as it is nice to see it.
Recommended if you are heading towards to the Mytiline Castle as it is in the front yard of this place.

7. Catholic Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary

Ermou 75, Mytilene 81100, Greece +30 2271 021617
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Catholic Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary

Lesvos's only Roman Catholic Church was built in 1843 and was used as a monastery until 1979. Relics of St Valentine are found under the main altar. The Church was recently restored in 2013 uncovering her beautiful frescos.

Reviewed By marioskotz - Mytilene, Greece

A representative sample of catholic church in Mytilene..... It is located in the city centre. ......

8. The Yeni Tzami (Mosque)

Ermou St, Mytilene, Greece +30 2251 040135
Excellent
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3 based on 60 reviews

The Yeni Tzami (Mosque)

An early 19th century mosque undergoing renovation. On the same site are the old Turkish baths, or "Hamam"

Reviewed By gezgin_dromedary - Istanbul, Turkey

After undergoing several (nonexistent) restorations which start and never finish, the Yeni Tzami is simply an unrecognizable ruin.
Given that Mytilene has now a significant Muslim (predominantly Albanian) minority, its restoration could also serve the Muslim community. Unfortunately, the Greek authorities do not seem to share this opion.

9. Ktima Oinoforos

Industrial Zone Outza, Kara Tepes, Mytilene 81100, Greece +30 2251 044738
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3 based on 1 reviews

Oinoforos Winery is on the outskirts of the main town of Mytilene and it provides not only a setting,but a wonderful Wine tasting room on the first floor.The actual winery is below the tasting room, where you will come across the state of the art winery,equipped with the latest equipment and a exquisite cellar,where you and your visitors can be informed about the production process of our wine.

Reviewed By Z Dilek Ö

Yılbaşı gecesi için tercih ettik ama ne gece Belki de Türk eğlencesine yakın birşey beklediğimizden hayal kırıklığıydı. Saat 20.00de gittik. Mekan bomboştu, 23.00de gelmemiz söylendi. Allah’tan yemeği sormuşum, istenirse aperatif alabilirsiniz dediklerinden karnımızı doyurup geri gittik. Herkes bir bira ve şarap içip müzik dinledi. Aperatif yiyen bile yoktu. Bir şarkıcı saat 00.15’te çıkıp saatlerce şarkı söyledi. Kimse oynamadı sadece şarkılara eşlik ettiler. Fazladan masa mı koymuşlar nedir tıklım tıkış olduğundan istenilse de oynanılmazdı. 00.15’ten önce tek bir müzik bile yoktu. Manzara güzel Türkiye’nin ışıklarını izliyorsunuz. Ambiyans ve dekorasyon da hoştu. Başka da hiçbir özelliği yok. Yunanlılar bizden eğlenmeyi öğrensinler bence.Bir sirtaki şov ne biliyim tabak kırma atraksiyonu, eğlence beklemedik değil.

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