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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 23 August 2018
lrgacd
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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
captdianne
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Culver, Indiana
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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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All reviews old port entrance fee underground crypt views are spectacular great place to visit worth a visit cistern ruins walls signs sea mediterranean island harbour lesvos reign ramparts
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Thank Manolis B
Reviewed 3 October 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
Thank noticesp
Reviewed 29 September 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
Thank AnnPen13
Reviewed 23 August 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
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank apostolidougeorgia
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank nivakelson
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