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The capital city of Lesbos Island in Greece, Mytilene has a history that dates back to the third millennium BC. Not surprising that it’s said to be one of the oldest cities in the world and archaeologists have found evidence of habitation from the 7th century BC.
Mytilene was the birthplace of many famous poets of ancient times such as Alcaeus and Sappho to modern age poet Odysseas, painter Theophilos & actor Giannis Bournellis. It is a new age city located on the seven hills with a diverse set of traditions. The city has preserved its culture while paving the way for modernisation. Mytilene has a horseshoe-shaped inner harbour that serves ferries to nearby islands as well as important mainland cities like Piraeus and Athens. Mytilene’s Mediterranean climate means the summers are hot & dry while winters are mild. Mytilene is a major producer of the local alcoholic drink, Ouzo.
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 Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details

  • South African Passport holders do need a Visa to enter Greece. Schengen Visas can take time to arrange, so plan ahead so that you have yours before you are due to leave for your travels. Your passport also needs to be valid for at least 6 months after your return, with 2 blank pages for entry stamps.
  • The South African Embassy to Greece is situated in Athens, Greece. Address: 60 Kifissias Avenue, 151 25 Marousi, Athens. Phone: +30 1 610 6645.

See and do

Mytilene Fort is a must visit inclusion in your travel itinerary. It is a grand castle built in the 6th century and well preserved by the current administration. The rear side of the fort offers a picturesque view of the ocean and shoreline. The castle stands strong on a broad area between the northern and southern ports of Mytilene.  The castle areas are well marked with detailed information. Tourists can also opt for guided tours.
The Archaeological Museum houses a collection of exhibits from the excavations. The museum’s setting is an example of the revival of classical architecture. The Theophilos Museum showcases the works of folk painter, Theophilos Hatzimihail. The museum is humbly adorned with a beautiful silver olive garden around it. Yeni Tzami is a mosque built in the 19th century and is presently being renovated. A few steps from the mosque are the magnificent Turkish baths.  To the north of the city lies the grand theatre which is also the largest in Greece.
Shopaholics and browsers can visit the main market of Ermou. The shops here sell special Greek sweets, Ouzo, olive oil, jams & handmade ceramics.

Mytilene International Airport – MJT

Mytilene International Airport, , also known as Odysseas Elytis,  is situated 8km away from the city of Mytilene. It has a single terminal for international as well as domestic flights. It caters to more than 10 airline services to/from Europe and London.
Lost Luggage: Lost luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to airport security, who will direct you appropriately.
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