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Things to do in Lesbos Prefecture

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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
Place to eat
“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
Spa
“Don't miss the rejuvenating experience of a thermal bath, spa, jacuzzi or massage!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“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
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
“If you would like to learn more about Petrified Forest you have to visit it's museum in Sigri..”
  • 3 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
Natural Feature
“7 km beach with pebble, crystal clear water and a variety of beach bars with umbrellas to have your coffee or cocktail at very affordable prices!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Good cocktails. Make sure you ask for the price before you order a special liquor.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Many citizens take their walk here. It offers relaxing moments near the sea and the boats.”
  • 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)!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“For centuries Lesvos lived thanks to olive oil production. In this museum this process is very well presented in an amazing old olive press building.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Premise
“In Sigri village, you can find the Petrified Forest Museum and National Park.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cinema
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

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
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)!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Ιδανικό για μπάνιο με καφέ όλη τη μέρα, για καφέ τις απογευματινές ώρες, για ποτό και φαγητό το βράδυ, ήσυχο, ακριβώς πάνω στη θάλασσα! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“At the central parking of the city, near the supermarket ''My Market'', the ''Apanghio'' tavern, with fresh fish!!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“The steady state in catering.Boasting 110 years history, a verdant cool courtyard, and a fresh handmade cuisine, make up the reasons that "Vayes" tavern constitutes one of the first choices of Lesvos residents.The huge variety in appetizers, cold cuts, and seafood, leave satisfied even the most demanding customers! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Kafeneion O Ermis is one of the oldest taverns in Mytilene. You can expect delicious traditional local dishes here. Be sure to enjoy the food as well as the restaurant's beautiful decorations that will let you travel back to the 80s era.”
  • 1 local recommends

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