Mytilene is the capital of the Greek island of Lesbos and is located on the southeast edge of the island. The town has a five thousand year history and so is great for those wanting to explore somewhere with a fascinating culture.
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One of the most popular attractions in Mytilene is The Commander of Lesvos Monastery, it is a very unique place to visit regardless of whether you are interested in Christianity or not. This very impressive building also hosts mass every Sunday and Monday, with many people stating their experience to be pretty powerful. Another popular site to visit is Mytilene Castle, this 6th-century fortress overlooks the towns and harbour making it a great place to capture some beautiful holiday snaps! Finally, another popular place to visit is the new Archaeological Museum Mytilene, this quaint museum is just down the road from the castle and it features some incredible mosaics and interesting exhibitions. This is a great place to spend a couple of hours exploring, especially if you are visiting during the summer as it can be a good place to escape the heat.
You will find a great selection of accommodation to stay in when visiting Mytilene, including hotels, apartments and villas so no matter whether you’re travelling alone, in a couple, a family, or a large group there is sure to be somewhere perfect for you. Some of the most popular places include Theofilos Paradise Boutique Hotel, Porto Lesvos and Lesvion Hotel.
It takes roughly 10 minutes to drive from Mytilene Airport to the centre of Mytilene, therefore for those planning on taking a taxi to their hotel it shouldn’t cost you too much. However there is also the option to take a bus if you are wanting to use public transport instead, but they aren’t as readily available as a taxi. On the other hand, there is also the option to hire your own cheap rental vehicle from the airport which will enable you to explore even more of the island!
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