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Mythical Mytilini

Eclectic scenery ranging from tree covered mountains to golden sandy beaches make holidays to Mytilini a must-visit. Whether you choose to lazily sun yourselves on the beach or hike through the mountains for picture perfect views, you’re sure to find your ideal holiday among this bustling port capital. Mytilini is one of the oldest cities in the world, with evidence that it dates back to the 10th-century, and perhaps with that in mind it is unsurprising to find a number of quirky traditions throughout the seaside city, as well as old churches and antiquated museums hosting a number of ancient trinkets.

A Rich Historical Heritage

Any history buffs out there will be pleased to learn of the many museums on offer during your Mytilini holidays; the Archaeological Museum, Byzantine Museum and Folklore Museum all combine to give a rounded knowledge of the city as well as Lesbos in general, with archaeological findings, rare Byzantine icons and traditional costumes showcasing elements of culture and history which shouldn’t be overlooked. Through the streets and around the port you will also be able to look over some of the venerable architecture of Agios Athanasios and Agios Therapon - architecture that Greece is famous for. While in Mytilini it’s worth octopushing your way through the fish market, where you’ll be able to purchase mackerel, mullet and octopus as well as other locally-found fish, many of the products being sourced and brought over from Molyvos on the very same day. However, if you fancy a change of scenery during your holidays in Mytilini, take a stroll southwards to Neapoli, a beautiful hidden gem of an area along the south-eastern coast.