Mytilene Sightseeing

Here is our section with things to see and do in Mytilene Lesvos. Discover 7 interesting sightseeing in Mytilene, with detailed description, exact location on Google map, photos and reviews from visitors. You can also view more sightseeing in other locations of Lesvos.

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Best Churches

Location: Mytilene
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The beautiful church of Saint Athanasios is located right in the center of the town of Mytilene and has a remarkable structure. It dates from the 17th century and the bell tower has Gothic elements. This is the Cathedral of Mytilene.

Agios Therapon
Location: Mytilene

This church is dedicated to Saint John the Healer. It is located in the centre of Mytilene, the capital of Lesvos. The church is a three-aisled basilica with an impressive architecture of Neoclassical and Renaissance elements. The church was built in the 19th century and has beautiful icons.

Best Museums

Location: Mytilene

The Archaeological Museum of Mytilene is housed is two buildings, close one to the other. It hosts findings from excavations performed all over the island, such as small statues, Prehistoric items, parts of ancient temples, coins, jewerly and others.

Byzantine Museum
Location: Mytilene

This museum opened its doors in 1978. It houses some rare Byzantine icons as well as vestments of priests, pieces of screens from various churches, manuscripts, ecclesiastical books and other items.

Location: Mytilene

Housed in the renovated building of the old Port Authority of Mytilene, this museum houses various items related to the history and culture of Lesvos, such as everyday life objects, traditional costumes, clay vessels as well as rare book editions and manuscripts.

Best Sightseeing

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The Castle of Mytilene was originally built in the Medieval times but it has undergone many transformations by the Genovese and the Turks. This is one of the strongest castles in the Eastern Mediterranean.

On the northern side of Mytilene, amidst pine trees, there is the Ancient Theatre of Lesvos. Originally built in the Hellenistic times, this theatre has undergone many reformations throughout its operation.

Google map of Mytilene excursions

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