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Mytilini

Description

Mytilini is the capital city of Lesvos, situated at the southeasternmost point of the island. It is a horseshoe-shaped town sprawling across seven hills. The special landmark of this city is the Byzantine fort in the eastern part of the city. It was built by Byzantine emperor Justinian on top of an ancient building. Some of the monuments worth mentioning dating over this island’s numerous historical periods include: the Ancient Theater, the Roman Aqueduct close to Moria, the Aghios Therapon church and the Metropolitan Church with its unique architecture and the Yeni Cami Mosque. Around the port waterfront we can see the Prefecture Building, City Hall and the Court House, while the old city is a an age-old urban center with winding cobblestone alleyways.

The Mytilini museums within and outside the city include: the Archeological Museum, the Byzantine Museum, the Theophilos Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum and the Public Art Gallery.

Strolling along the alleys on the way to the Sourada neighborhood one can only admire the traditional building architecture of the well-reserved neoclassical buildings built in the 19th century. Ermou Street, a cobblestone street, is the city’s commercial hub while the portside street has many beautiful mansions and stores.

 


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