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Lesvos (Mytilene)

A large island -the largest on N aegean- and really attractive, with many interesting faces to explore. In many places you will even forget you are on an island. Lush with vegetation, chestnut trees, cherry trees, wild flowers and blackberries.

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Name of place: Lesvos (Mytilene)

Capital: Mytilene

Basic tourist information
  • A large island -the largest on N aegean- and really attractive, with many interesting faces to explore. In many places you will even forget you are on an island. Lush with vegetation, chestnut trees, cherry trees, wild flowers and blackberries.
  • If you are the gourmet type, enjoy the famous sardines with ouzo, the local recipes and the fresh fish.
  • There are important archaeological sites, as well as museums, whereas, if you like 20th century painting, you will find an interesting collection at the Teriade museum.
  • Visit the Petrified Forest between Sigri and Eresos, with sequoia trees and the fortress of Molyvos.
  • If you like nudism, choose the beach of Psiriara, Eftalou if you want to try hot springs, Tsamakia is organised and several others to discover round the island.


Main port
  • Main port name: Mytilene (E coast of the island)
  • Mooring: If a visiting yacht, moor alongside on either the N or W side of the harbour. It is a very busy port.
  • Shelter: from all weathers, but S winds.
  • Available services: fuel, water and electricity points along the quay (you will need a pre-paid card)


Alternative bays
  • Mytilene marina. A new marina, at the S end of Mytilene harbour. You may enter either from the E or W side of the breakwater.
    • Berth bows or stern -to, depending on how the staff will guide you to.
    • Facilities: Toilets, showers, WiFi. Cafes, shops and tavernas in the lively town of Mytilene .
    • Marina Phone: +30 22510 54000
  • Plomari. Plomari, on the S side of the island, is the home town of ouzo. It offers protection from the meltemi (N winds). Open to E and S. Bottom of good holding. If possible moor stern-to, because if you moor alongside, there will probably be an extra charge.


Useful Telephone Numbers
Port Authorities phone number  Hospital Police Tourist police
+30 22510 40827, 47888 +30 22510 43777 +30 22510 22030 -