Mytilini, Lesvos by Matt Barrett

Greece, Mytilene Guide (B): Mytilini, Lesvos by Matt Barrett

Mytilini is not a town. It's a city. But it is an amazing little city full of life and surprises and if you are someone with a long history in Greece it may actually remind you of Athens or Pireaus in the fifties.

Like other great cities Mytilini is built upon seven hills and is full of history. Mytilini is in fact one of the most culturally enlightened cities in Greece perhaps due to its proximity to the coast of Asia Minor where the ancient Greeks flourished until 1922 when they were forcefully evicted by the Turks. Many of these Greeks had property in Mytilini and many Mytilinians had businesses in Asia Minor. For this reason the museums are full of interesting remnants of the last three thousand years of history and the town itself contains monuments, houses, churches, schools and other buildings from the various historical periods. But it is the Mytilini of today that holds the most interest for many because it is a small and manageable city full of great restaurants, cafes, nightlife, lots of interesting shops and friendly, people. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Mytilini, Lesvos by Matt Barrett
Guide Location: Greece » Mytilene
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: University of the Aegean   Komninaki street   Ermou Street   Ouzo Veto   Blue Sea Hotel   Grand Mosque   Ouzeri tou Koutsomiti   Theophilos   Teriade Museum   Pyrgos Hotel   Orfeas Hotel   Hotel Sappho   Porto Lesvos 1   Porto Lesvos 2   Loriet Hotel   Heliotrope Hotel  
Author: Matt Barrett
Read it on author's website: http://www.lesvos.com/mytilini.html