Mythemna, Greece

Mythemna (also Mithymna, Molyvos) is a former municipality on the island of Lesbos, North Aegean, Greece. The second most important town of the island, it is located at the northern tip of Lesbos (Lesvos). It is a beautiful village with a majestic Genoese fortress on its hilltop overlooking a picturesque harbour.

At Mithymna there are art galleries, antique, craft and jewellery shops leading along the narrow cobbled streets. There is a long narrow beach which gets quite crowded; however the beach at Petra (6km), south of Mithymna is more pleasant.

Things to See & Do

* Genoese castle
* Market
* Beach
* Art galleries
* Antique and craft shops

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb - Jan
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – Greek
Land Area – 50.16 km²
Population – 3,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 30

Port Location – The port at Mithymna is located at the centre of the town.

Travel Links – The island of Lesvos is served by Odysseas Elytis (???????? ??????) airport. Flights run regularly to/from Athens, Thessaloniki, Chios and Lemnos. Internationally, the island is a popular holiday destination so is served by regular charter flights.
Currently, Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and Athens Airways provide daily scheduled services from Athens.

The island is also connected with the mainland and other islands by ship. Many major companies offer routes between Lesbos and Athens.

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