Lesvos Mytilene

General information

Mytilene Town Lesvos: Mytilene is the capital and main port of Lesvos located on the eastern coast of the island, opposite the shores of Turkey. It is built amphitheatrically between seven beautiful verdant hills which end to the natural port. The town consists of old neighbourhoods and picturesque suburbs whereas the interesting structures and the archaeological monuments witness the rich heritage of the island.

Superb mansions, stone built houses and impressive churches complete the picturesque setting of the town while some pleasant cafes and taverns are found along the waterfront with stunning view to the sea and scrumptious dishes from the local cuisine of Lesvos.

Apart from its historical aspect, Mytilene is considered a nice choice for peaceful holidays especially for families.Today, the historical centre of Mytilene throbs with activity, people enjoy the numerous bars, restaurants and traditional taverns in the picturesque alleys. Mytilene is also popular for the great variety of accommodation and pristine beaches.

Mytilene is the artistic, commercial and industrial centre of Lesvos with nice of museums, historic buildings, impressive churches and numerous sightseeing, such as the famous castle that stands on top of the hill. This is the highest spot of Mytilene and the view from there is just breathtaking.

Hotels in Mytilene

We have made a selection of the best hotels in Mytilene.


Hotel4 stars

Enjoy unforgettable holidays any time of the year with all the comforts of home at this newly built and modernized hotel complex.



Hotel3 stars

Hotel Lesvion is in the heart of the town, right on Mytilini’s waterfront. It is 7 km from the airport and 0.5 km from the port and a Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) organized beach. The hospital is 3 km away, the court and General Secretariat for the Aegean 1 km, and the University 4 ...


Theofilos Paradise

Hotel4 stars

Situated in the heart of the old Mytilene town -the capital of Lesvos island- and only a breath away from the harbor and the busy main market, Theofilos Paradise Mansion and its warm people await you. They are eager to offer you all year round hospitality, finesse, and comfort the Greek way!


Things to See & Do in Mytilene

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Mytilene Map

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1 Review
  • ali22 22 Sep 2008
    Many mosques in Mytilene
    I did't see much of Lesvos but only the capital and the beaches around it, because we stayed only for a couple of days on the island. From as much as we saw, I can tell that Mytilene is a lovely town. I was particularly impressed by its mosques, although they don't work today. I am a Muslim myself and I was surprised to see so many mosques on a Greek island. I must have counted three or four mosques in Mytilene. I also liked the waterfront with the cafeterias and the tiny fishing boats. In the evening, you could see many fishermen getting their nets ready for work. If you want good and truly Greek food, go to small taverns, not big restaurants. Unfortunately, we didn't have the time to see the rest of the island, so we will certainly go back next year.