The Village of Mytilini on Greece's Samos Island


Join me on a visual journey through Mytilini, a mountian village in the island of Samos, Greece. Samos is located a mile off the Turkish coast. Twice I have spent over four weeks there, including this past August and September. Samos is an island that Americans seem to ignore unless they have relatives here. Most visitors are from Northern Europe and they gather in the seaside towns and resorts. Mytilini is a mountain village and tends to mostly bring in visitors who are seeing family.

Mytilene is located in the southeastern part of the island, north and east of the Bay of Gera. It has a land area of almost 42 miles and a population of around 40,000 people. The Greek National Road 36 connects Mytilene with Kalloni. Farmlands surround Mytilene, the mountains cover the west and to the north. Below you can see twenty images that we saw on the many walks we took around town.

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Bill Ives
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2 Responses to The Village of Mytilini on Greece's Samos Island

  1. PanosZee January 4, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

    Dude, Mytilini is the capital of the island of Lesvos, Greece’s third largest island that is located in the North-Eastern Agean. Mytilini is also located on the coast and is not a montain town.

  2. Tinwill June 2, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    You’ve confused Mytilini (a very small mountain village) in Samos with Mytilini in Lesvos – its capital city, which is on the coast! Which one did you actually go to??

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