Mytilini or Mytilene is the capital city of Lesbos, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, and the Lesbos Prefecture as well. It 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).


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 Archaeological Museum might be an idea.

Another attraction that you may not want to miss 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.

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