Many visitors to Lesvos only see Mytilene on the way to and from the airport. In my humble opinion, this is a mistake. It has a fascinating history and is a bustling island capital. This is reflected in the number of places around the city that are worth visiting.

If you don’t believe me, check out this e-guide to Mytilene.

The guide is a couple of years old but is still a great list of must-see locations as little has changed. Print it out, bring it with you, tick off the places you have visited and then send me a report [please].

Do you know of any other guides to Lesvos that can help visitors make their plans? Please share them here so that people get the most out of their visit.


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About Robin

We started visiting Lesvos such a long time ago we can't remember when. We simply fell in love with the island in general and Molyvos in particular. In 2005 we bought some land and tried to manage the building of our house from the UK. Holidays became site visits and our house was [mostly] completed in 2007. In 2009 we sold up in the UK and moved to Molyvos. This is now our home and we count ourselves amongst the luckiest of the lucky. I am a member of the Molyvos Tourist Association, providing photographs for their brochures and general publicity. Most of my time is spent on activities to encourage tourism or taking photographs of one of the most beautiful places on earth. I also produce calendars and sell them on-line through Lesvos Calendars. Please visit and have a look. You can also see more of my photographs on my  Robin Sanders Photography website.

2 thoughts on “Mytilene

  1. I have that e-guide downloaded to my smartphone – the numbered descriptions apparently are backed up by information boards (with the relevant number reference) at the various locations described. I only discovered this guide since my last visit to the island so am looking forward to exploring many of the places mentioned. I don’t think I will ever run out of new places to see on the island!

    I found the following English guide very informative – it is about 3 years old now, but not much information changes apart from maybe opening hours etc

    Lots of great photographs to whet your appetite.

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