Mytilene: the "Diamond" of the Aegean Sea
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Lesvos (or Mytilene), the third-largest island in the Aegean and the Seventh in Mediterranean, is characterized by a variety of ecosystems which host a variety of plants and animals many of them are rare and for that this island in recent years has become an attraction for the ecotourism but also the scientists who come to study birds and plants.
In Petra is located the Mansion of Vareltzidena and took its name from the last woman who lived there and died in 1940 at age 100 years. Is one of the few surviving mansions of the 18th and 19th centuries in Lesvos and it has a valuable mural decoration. The area of Polichnitou (from the words “πολλά ίχνη” in Greeks meaning many traces) is composed from the many villages, seaside or not. It is a very nice and traditional area with many things to do and places to visit. If you are planning to go there just be open-minded and taste the Greeks recipes.
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An Asia Minor recipe which is lost in the mists of the times, is the recipe for making the famous traditional halva of Ayiasous and you are going to it only there.
According to dictionaries, the word "Olympus" is pre-Greek place-name whose original meaning must have been simply "mountain". This name has the mountain that dominates the southern part of the island.
The Sigri is known for the Petrified Forest, but also for the museum's natural history. The Petrified Forest is one of the finest monuments in geological heritage worldwide. You must see this place of are going to Lesvos. This strange forest is located in the northwestern part of the island, in an area that is covered almost entirely by rocks of volcanic origin. There are even more places to visit in Lesvos and you are definitely going to love this island. If do not want to spend time for your transportation is recommended to rent a car Mytilene.
Mytilene: a wonderfull place to be visited!
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