Skip to content

Best things to do in Lesbos Prefecture

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Point of Interest
“The castle located on the north side of Mytilini and overlooks the city is one of the largest in the eastern Mediteranean. It's foundations were laid during the time of Justinian on the ruins of an even older fortification which can still be seen in sections of the walls. It has been used and rebuilt by the Romans, Byzantines, Venetians and the Turks and is now used in the summer for cultural events ”
4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Leaving Mytilene on the way to the airport following the road up towards “Kayani”, we come across the Temple of “Taksiarhes”, which conveys wonder and respect. The view here is breathtaking. The natural environment creates peace and serenity. Very near the church of “Taksiarhes” we find “Antonis”. An old café of the settlement, with its high balcony which gives the impression of a gallery, has been operating for three generation in a traditional environment. It is ideal for family moments or friendly company and has had devoted visitors for many years.”
6 locals recommend
Café
$
“Located down town (from Hsh less than 10 min on foot), nice music, "in" for all young people in town as well as univercity students.”
5 locals recommend
Spa
“Don't miss the rejuvenating experience of a thermal bath, spa, jacuzzi or massage!”
3 locals recommend
Museum
“The Museum and Library are housed in the same building as the Theophilos Museum. Sixteen of its 20 rooms display the 29 books by the prominent art critic and publisher Eleftheriadis-Tériade, with illustrations by famous 20th century artists such as Picasso, Chagall, Villon, Leger, Matisse, and others. Each room has a showcase containing one of his books, intact. The surrounding walls display most of the book’s plates and pages, as well as paintings by the renowned Greek painter Yannis Tsarouchis.”
2 locals recommend
Route
“Daily from 08:00 to 15:00 Also Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 17:30 to 20:30”
5 locals recommend
Museum
“The world-renounded Petrified Forest of Lesvos is situated in Sigri - not to be missed.”
2 locals recommend
Museum
“This museum displays the paintings of the famous local folk artist Theophilos. In operation since 1965, you will find it nestled in a verdant olive grove in the Mytilene suburb of Vareia.”
3 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the best alternatives beach bars in one of the beaches in our island ”
5 locals recommend
Premise
“In Sigri village, you can find the Petrified Forest Museum and National Park.”
4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Less than an hour drive from Mytilene, Vatera beach stretches along 9km along the coastline, making it the longest beach in the island. Many water activities are available at Vatera beach including floating slides, water gliding and water trampoline park.”
6 locals recommend
Bar
“Good cocktails. Make sure you ask for the price before you order a special liquor.”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Refenes offers traditional & local dishes - ranging from various kinds of fresh seafood to meze platter. Please dont miss out their fresh sardines (only available at certain times of the year)!”
2 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Η μαρίνα της Μυτιλήνης είναι προσβάσιμη με τα πόδια, ωραία πρωινή ή απογευματινή βόλτα γύρω στους μώλους της Μαρίνας, που επιτρέπεται μέχρι το βράδυ καθημερινά. Το marina yacht club, προσφέρει ωραία θέα, πολιτισμένο περιβάλλον , καταπληκτικό καφέ και κρύα πιάτα και ποτά.”
1 local recommends
Museum
“ The Castle of Mithymna sits above the town of Molyvos (Mithymna) and is one of the most impressive fortresses in Greece. It was built by the Byzantines but contains stones of an earlier castle which had been besieged by Achilles himself during the Trojan War. ”
2 locals recommend
Premise
“The largest church in Mytilini is Saint Therapon built in 1860, which is just behind the habor road in the market. Supposedly the church sits on top of an ancient temple to Apollo.”
1 local recommends