Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece Luxury Cruises

Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece Luxury Cruises

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Cruise to Seaside Views, Ouzo & Olive Oil

Okay. You better lean in close since we have something we’d like to share with you, and we don’t want anyone else to hear.

Because if we had to make a prediction about Mitilini, it would be that this charming port city isn’t going to be Greece’s best-kept secret for much longer. With its 6th century hilltop castle, pedestrian-friendly cobblestone streets, numerous ouzo producers, and friendly people, Mitilini is as close to paradise as you’re likely to find on Earth.

This is the real Greece and the best way to experience it is to find a café in the village square. There are plenty of places to choose from, but our advice is to find the loudest one, with the most old men inside (bonus points if they’re singing)—a sure sign that it’s a popular spot with the locals. Enjoy a leisurely lunch of fresh calamari, salad with salty feta, and some ouzo to wash it all down.

The third largest Greek island also boasts a plethora of therapeutic hot springs, all rumored to have healing properties. Polichnitos is the hottest natural spring in all of Europe, while the Skala Thermi springs have been in use since ancient times. Mitilini: Good for what ails you.

FORTRESS OF MITILINI

FORTRESS OF MITILINI

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FORTRESS OF MITILINI

FORTRESS OF MITILINI

Covering 60 acres, the 6th century fortress of Mitilini includes an upper, middle, and lower castle. Impressive remains include an acropolis, baths, mosque, monastery, cistern, and fountain. Explore the rich history and enjoy breathtaking views of the town below, island, and Aegean Sea.

MITILINI ARCHAELOGY MUSEUMS

MITILINI ARCHAELOGY MUSEUMS

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MITILINI ARCHAELOGY MUSEUMS

MITILINI ARCHAELOGY MUSEUMS

The city has two excellent archaeology museums, rich with Bronze Age artifacts, pottery, architechtural remains, coins, sculptures, and mosaics.

MATIS OUZO FACTORY

MATIS OUZO FACTORY

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MATIS OUZO FACTORY

MATIS OUZO FACTORY

Next to the market in the heart of Mitilini is the Matis Ouzo Facory, where award-winning ouzo has been made and bottled for over one hundred years. 

Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece At a glance

Current Weather:
22°C / 72 °F
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Wed
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Thu
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Fri
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Current Time:
10:34:03 pm2015/05/25 22:34:03 pm
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Currency:
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Exchange Rates:
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  • 1.35
  • 0.71
  • 1.40
  • 69.78
  • 3.42
  • 16.77
  • 1.50
Local Details:
GPS: 39°6'24.26"N 26°33'26.19"E
Size: 107.46 KM2 (41.49 MI2)
Population: 37,890
Density: 353 Pop/KM2 (136 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +30 2251

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