Wednesday 18 July 2012


Mytilene (Greek: Μυτιλήνη; Mitilini in Modern Greek) is a town and a former municipality on the island of Lesbos, North Aegean, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Lesbos, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] It is the capital of the island of Lesbos. Mytilene, whose name is pre-Greek, is built on the southeast edge of the island.
It is also the seat of a metropolitan bishop of the Orthodox church.

The town is located in the southeastern part of the island, north and east of the Bay of Gera. It has a land area of 107.46 square kilometres and a population of 36,196 inhabitants (2001). The next largest towns in the municipal unit are Vareiá (pop. 1,254), Pámfila (1,247), Mória (1,207), and Loutrá (1,118).

Her most famous ancient Greek citizens were the poets Sappho and Alcaeus and the statesman Pittacus (one of the Seven Sages of ancient Greece).

This post is part of Kim's Water World Wednesday meme,
and also of Susan's Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of Nature Footsteps Waters meme.


  1. Frankly, I am in love with the last photo. Do you have a postcard for this? Can you send me one hehehehe! ^_^

    Thanks for joining...Water World Wednesday

  2. Beautiful pictures from Lesbos!
    The last one is just outstanding!

  3. Stunninig photos -- that last one is incredible.

  4. Love these brilliant photos. They're wonderful!

  5. a beautiful place, and your photos are gorgeous! the lone boat is my favorite--serene.

    Water World

  6. Great captures, all of them!

  7. that last photo is stunning, not as peaceful a scene as some of the others, but quite eye catching


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