Tourist Guide of Lesbos, in whose name the word "lesbian" appeared, today has little to do with ancient myths and many - with its life as a tourist destination. Few know that Lesbos is much closer to Asia Minor and Turkey than to mainland Greece - only a 20-kilometer canal divides it from the popular Turkish coast and Ayvalik.
Lesbos Island offers a mild and Mediterranean climate and snow and very low temperatures are rare. The rocky landscape with olive groves and sunny beaches attract thousands of tourists from around the world.
The largest city on the island of Lesbos is the town of Mytilene, which is also considered to be the capital of the island. The town of Mytilene is beautifully perched like an amphitheater on two beautiful hills. On one of the top is one of the city's landmarks - a beautiful old castle that is home to many theater performances.
Other popular places in the capital of Lesbos are the still-functioning ancient theater known for its incredible acoustics, as well as the ancient Greek harbor that attracts many tourists and the beautiful old fountains. In contrast to the ancient appearance of Mytilene, modern buildings are being built in the city. The town of Mytilene is also known as the main port of the island.
The central part of Mytilene includes a beautiful bay with many yachts and boats. To be an attractive tourist destination for summer breaks, you must have very nice beaches.
The best beach on Lesbos Island is Skala Eresou Beach, which attracts people from all over the world to gather tan. This beach is famous for its clear water and soft golden sand. The popularity of Skala Eresou is so great that it allows the tents to be stretched by tourists at designated locations if there are no vacancies in the local hotels.
The most famous resort on the island of Lesbos is Molivos, featuring a lush beach with soft sand and clear water. In the list of attractions on the island of Lesbos there is an ancient Byzantine fortress from the 6th century BC.
And the archaeological museum, preserving a rich collection of ancient artifacts. Visitors to Lesbos Island can visit the Theophilos Museum, which was famous for its beautiful paintings. For the connoisseurs of works by world-renowned artists, the Terriade Museum operates.
With an incredible interior, the ancient church of Agios Therapon has become an attraction for tourists. The miracle of nature, located on the island of Lesbos - the ancient forest of fossils, which are prehistoric sequins, lying in frozen lava, must also be paid attention.
The island is low (its highest peak is less than 1000 m) and rich in mineral springs. The location of Lesbos between the East and the West is the reason it fell into the hands of Byzantines, Venetians, Francs, Ottomans. Mytilene was founded in the 11th century BC.
Of the Penthilidae family, which comes from Thessaly and ruled until the 590 BC popular uprising led by Pythac of Mytilene. However, the legends have remained in the past, and today you can see Lesbos Orthodox churches, an archaeological museum (in Mytilene), the neighborhood with ancient houses of Surada.