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MYTILINI Town LESVOS

Overview

  Standing on seven green hills rooted in the heart of the Aegean, spreads the city of Mytilene with a history which begins in the third millennium B.C.
  Contemporary Mytilene with a population of thirty thousand is built on the ruins of the ancient namesake city, the birthplace of leading intellectual personalities throughout the centuries.
  The greatest lyrical poets of all times were born here, Sapho (700-600 B.C.) and Alcaeos (640-560 B.C.) as well as Pittacos one of the Seven Sages of antiquity.
  The intellectual tradition continues to modern days with Odysseas Elytis (1911-1996) winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize for literature.
  A walk through the picturesque neighbourhoods, the Promenade and the traditional commercial street (Hermou) from the Ancient Port in Epano Skala to Kioski and Sourada will convince the visitor of the warm hospitality of the natives and he will admire the exquisite, preserved historical Mansions of various architectural styles.
  The city is adorned with imposing churches, most distinguishing among them the Metropolis Cathedral with the 33m. gothic steeple built in the 17th century and the domed church of St. Therapon (1880).
  Of much interest is the Monastery of St. Rafael just 12Klm. from Mytilene nesteled in the olive groves of Karyes, Thermi.
  Mytilene is the headquarters of the Ministry of the Aegean and the University of the Aegean. The city has an international airport and harbour which connect the island with Athens, Peraeus, Thessaloniki, Volos, Kavala, Alexandroupoli and the islands of Limnos, Chios, Samos, Icaria, Kos, Rhodes, Crete, e.t.c.
This text (extract) is cited June 2003 from the Tourism Committee Municipality of Mytilini tourist pamphlet.

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Population Census

Year Population
1991 23971
1981 24991

Geographical Data

Type of location: Port, Listed traditional settlement, Town hall, Prefecture capital, Province capital, Island capital, Municipal district, Modern monuments, Cathedral house, Archaeological site, Ancient theatre, Ancient walls, Byzantine castle/fortress, Ancient port
Postal Code: 81100
Tel +30 22510
Altitude: 20 meters
Longitude: 26o 33' 21.46" E
Latitude: 39o 06' 03.31" N

Located at the seaside of:
East (E) TSAMAKIA, Beach, MYTILINI , GREECE

Located in the same area of:
MYTILINI, Ancient city, LESVOS , GREECE

Distances:
188 Nautical miles Southeast (SE) PIRAEUS, Town, ATTIKI , GREECE
210 Nautical miles RODOS, Town, DODEKANISSOS , GREECE
55 Nautical miles CHIOS, Town, NORTH AEGEAN , GREECE
111 Nautical miles South (S) VATHY, Port, SAMOS , GREECE
6 Kilometers South-southeast (SSE) MYTILINI, Airport, LESVOS , GREECE

Geographical Boundaries

MYTILINI (Town, Town hall) belongs to MYTILINI (Municipality)
MYTILINI (Municipality) belongs to MYTILINI (Province)
MYTILINI (Province) belongs to LESVOS (Island)
LESVOS (Island) belongs to LESVOS (Prefecture)
LESVOS (Prefecture) belongs to NORTH AEGEAN (Region)
NORTH AEGEAN (Region) belongs to GREECE (Country)

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