Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece

Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece

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Seaside views, ouzo & olive oil

The town of Mitilini spreads upwards from the harbor into the hills, and is crowned by an enormous castle whose foundations were laid during the time of the Byzantine emperor Justinian. It is an excellent starting place for visits to picturesque mountain villages, their cobbled streets and pastel-hued houses set on pine and olive-covered slopes. 

This is the real Greece, where life revolves around the village square, and much local flavor can be absorbed by spending time in the cafes that surround it. This is best accomplished over a glass of ouzo, the anise flavored spirit that is Greece’s most popular drink, and for which Lesvos is famous.

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

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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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