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The New Archaeological Museum of Mytilene

Very close to the old Archaeological Museum, in Kioski area, is located the new building of the museum. The erection of the new museum completed in 1995.

Very close to the old Archaeological Museum, in Kioski area, is located the new building of the museum. The erection of the new museum completed in 1995.

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The Ancient Sanctuary of Messon

The Sanctuary of Messon (Mesa Sanctuary), dedicated to Zeus, is located in the outskirts of Agia Paraskevi, in the area called “Koukala” or “Kokkala”.

The Sanctuary of Messon (Mesa Sanctuary), dedicated to Zeus, is located in the outskirts of Agia Paraskevi, in the area called “Koukala” or “Kokkala”.

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Sarlitza Pallas

0nci yüzyılın başlarında Thermi bölgesi, Hasan Efendi Molla Mustafa için, Fransız mimarların tasarımlarına göre 1909’da inşa edilmiş olan “Sarlitza Pallas” adlı lüks oteli ile ünlüydü.

0nci yüzyılın başlarında Thermi bölgesi, Hasan Efendi Molla Mustafa için, Fransız mimarların tasarımlarına göre 1909’da inşa edilmiş olan “Sarlitza Pallas” adlı lüks oteli ile ünlüydü.

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Taxiarchis (Archangel Michael) Monastery in Mantamados

Taxiarchis is the patron saint and the  guardian angel of Lesvos. It’s the most famous monastery in the island and it’s located north of Lesvos, about 36km from the city of Mytilini, close to Mantamados village.

Taxiarchis is the patron saint and the  guardian angel of Lesvos. It’s the most famous monastery in the island and it’s located north of Lesvos, about 36km from the city of Mytilini, close to Mantamados village.

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Caves of Lesvos

The island has some 200 caves and at least ten unexplored karst sinkholes, locally known as fousses. There are indications that many of these were inhabited in Neolithic times and are still used as places of worship.

The island has some 200 caves and at least ten unexplored karst sinkholes, locally known as fousses. There are indications that many of these were inhabited in Neolithic times and are still used as places of worship.

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Areas of archaeological interest

he celebrated Ancient Theatre is situated on the northern hill of the city in a pine-wooded area opposite the fortress, near the old refugee quarter. It was built in Hellenistic times and restored by the Romans.

he celebrated Ancient Theatre is situated on the northern hill of the city in a pine-wooded area opposite the fortress, near the old refugee quarter. It was built in Hellenistic times and restored by the Romans.

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Museums

The Archeological Museum is housed in two buildings. The old building is a former mansion and estate. With its lavish carved decoration, the building on its own is characteristic of the early 20th century eclectic architecture in the city.

The Archeological Museum is housed in two buildings. The old building is a former mansion and estate. With its lavish carved decoration, the building on its own is characteristic of the early 20th century eclectic architecture in the city.

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Monasteries

Founded in 1963, the convent was built on the site of a Byzantine monastery that was destroyed by Ottoman soldiers in 1463. It is especially renowned and receives thousands of pilgrims who come to the island solely to visit it and seek the blessing of the Saints.

Founded in 1963, the convent was built on the site of a Byzantine monastery that was destroyed by Ottoman soldiers in 1463. It is especially renowned and receives thousands of pilgrims who come to the island solely to visit it and seek the blessing of the Saints.

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Caves of Lesvos

The island has some 200 caves and at least ten unexplored karst sinkholes, locally known as fousses. There are indications that many of these were inhabited in Neolithic times and are still used as places of worship.

The island has some 200 caves and at least ten unexplored karst sinkholes, locally known as fousses. There are indications that many of these were inhabited in Neolithic times and are still used as places of worship.