Church in Mytilini Town

Church of Agios Therapon

The bulbous dome of this church crowns Mytilini’s skyline. Its ornate interior boasts a huge chandelier, an intricately carved iconostasis, a priest’s throne and a frescoed dome. Within the church courtyard, you’ll …
Museum in Mytilini Town

Theophilos Museum

This humble structure contains 86 paintings by the primitive painter Theophilos, who remains a folk hero among Greek literati. He barely scratched out an existence, moving frequently and painting coffee-house walls …
Museum in Mytilini Town

Archaeological Museum

This handsome and refurbished museum, about 500m above the eastern quay (and the now-closed Old Archaeological Museum), portrays island life from the 2nd century BC to the 3rd century AD, including striking floor mo…
Fortress in Mytilini Town


Mytilini’s imposing early Byzantine fortress was renovated in the 14th century by Genoese overlord Francisco Gatelouzo, and then the Turks enlarged it again. Flanked by pine trees, it’s popular for a stroll, with gr…
Museum in Mytilini Town

Byzantine Museum

Located in the church courtyard at Agios Therapon, displaying historic icons.
Museum in Mytilini Town

Teriade Museum

Varia, 4km south of Mytilini, is the unlikely home of the Teriade Museum with its astonishing collection of paintings by artists such as Picasso, Chagall, Miro, Le Corbusier and Matisse. The museum honours the Lesvo…
Mosque in Mytilini Town

Yeni Tzami

This early 19th-century Turkish mosque, with crumbling atmosphere to spare, is near the end of Ermou, where a Turkish market used to thrive.