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The old castle of Mytilene. Great view towards the city of Mytilene and over the Eagean Sea. As... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2019
gsnoeck
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Ureterp, The Netherlands
Great historic site! Don't miss the catacombs!

We are continually astounded by the great historic sites that only cost 2 euro to enter. This is a... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
lrgacd
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Lancaster, PA
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A huge, 6th century fortress overlooking the town and harbour of the capital town of Lesbos
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8is Noemvriou, Mytilene 81100, Greece
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

The castle in the springtime is beautiful with all the flowers. It is a nice place to bring a lunch and a book and relax on a bench under the trees. Also if you enjoy history there is a lot of ancient buildings and ruins...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

The old castle of Mytilene. Great view towards the city of Mytilene and over the Eagean Sea. As Turkey was very close by, the Greek started building a protective fortress around 1054 BC.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

It’s a beautiful castle with a long story. Everyone has to visit it so you will have the opportunity to understand it’s architecture, and take pictures of it and from the town of Mytilene from above

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Totally worth a visit with a guide. The water reservoir is particularly stunning. Incredibly relevant to understand the history of the island. Look down at the old Port (roman) from the castle to see the actual old dock now submerged

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

We came here this afternoon. It was 2€ each admission. It's quite a big place. There is some renovations going on and plenty to see. Some great views of the town and sea.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

We are continually astounded by the great historic sites that only cost 2 euro to enter. This is a very large castle compound with some restored buildings and some being restored. Be sure to go into the buildings that are open and definitely don't miss...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank lrgacd
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

Best 2 Euros spent on Lesvos Views of the harbor and island are beautiful and the history and buildings are also impressive. You get hands-on access it almost everything. Walk the top of the castle walls, discover ancient cistern, touch ancient marble columns, explore and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

A good walk from a town of Mytilene up and over the hill to the castle! Although there is some signage it’s not really a good visit as there are no real guides to the castle which looks very uncared for and really does not...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

This castle is easy to get to, yet still steep enough to be a challenge for people wanting to get up to the top. If you take your time, it's great; don't try to hurry especially if it is raining as the pathways are not...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank captdianne
Reviewed January 3, 2018

it is worth visiting as the place is very well preserved-a lot of cultural events-mostly concerts are held in the summer here-there is also a small forest around it, which is worth strolling and exploring-a must if you visit Mitilene

Date of experience: December 2017
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