Mytilene is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The neighborhood has many charming qualities, its architecture among the more noteworthy. Outdoor settings, such as the sea, beaches, and island views, attract many visitors. With hotels to suit everyone's tastes, Mytilene serves as a good starting point for exploring the greater Lesvos area.
Sightseeing around Mytilene
Some top attractions include the area's museums and monuments. Ecclesiastical Byzantine Museum, Theriade Library and Museum of Modern Art, and Teriade Museum feature a variety of exhibits. Attractions like Theophilos Museum, Olive Press Museum of the Archipelagos, and Ouzo Barbayannis Museum highlight the local culture. Monuments like Yeni Tzami, Mytilini Castle, and Church of Taxiarches are well regarded. Roman Aqueduct at Moria, Archaeological Site of Thermi, and Monastery of Saint Raphael are some of the notable landmarks.
Biking is a popular activity here, but there's plenty more to do. Dip your toes in the water and soak up the sun at Thermi Beach, Agia Varvara Beach, and Agios Isidoros Beach. Pessa Springs, Dikili Promenade, or Kalloni Salt Lake are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. A visit to Cunda Marina won't disappoint either.
Why not visit Devil's Table, Badavut Beach, and Plomari Folk Museum while you're here? You can also visit Sarimsakli Beach, Old Soap Factory, and Hayitli Beach.
Getting around Mytilene
You can inquire about options for water travel at the port.
At 4 miles (6.4 km), Mytilene (MJT-Mytilene Intl.) is the closest major airport to Mytilene.