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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 4 weeks ago
Lancaster, PA
great place to grab a beautiful view

This castle is easy to get to, yet still steep enough to be a challenge for people wanting to get... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Culver, Indiana
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A huge, 6th century fortress overlooking the town and harbour of the capital town of Lesbos
8is Noemvriou, Mytilene 81100, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 24 May 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

Thank Sloopygirl
Reviewed 9 April 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

Thank 23Mikey23
Reviewed 23 March 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

Thank captdianne
Reviewed 3 January 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

1  Thank Apostolidou G
Reviewed 7 September 2017

What a great place to visit. The views are spectacular and definetly worth the 2euro entrance fee. Do some research beforehand . But there are interesting information panels along the way. Enjoy a frappe just below the castle and admire the stunning views. Then stroll...More

Thank abc627
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place. Very nice view. Costs 2 e for a person. No parking close to it. You need to walk there on the hill.

Thank nivakelson
Reviewed 30 April 2017

No doubt a major landmark of Mytilene, with some fantasy (unfortunatelly with nearly no help from the institution taking care for the castle) one can imagine the original size of the enormous structure, and the power behind. I have found the most interesting some of...More

Thank kmarko
Reviewed 22 January 2017

its something really special in Mytillini...something you cant miss, and when the sun goes down it look so lovely from different wievs...

Thank EVA A
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Old historical castle close by and over looking the town and sea. interesting ruins site to see and imagine how much the ancient Greek done..

Thank eur0med
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