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Archaeological museum of Mytilene

The museum hosts various archaeological findings from the late neolithic age to the late roman period, including mosaic floors, wall-paintings, marble statues, as well as everyday objects.

Contact details:

22510 28032 (old building) | 22510 40223 (new building) | website

Location:

Mytilene



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Petrified Forest Natural History Museum

The Petrified Forest of Lesvos is the largest petrified forest in the world, and an extraordinary monument of global geological heritage. Its creation, over 20.000.000 years ago, is related to the intense volcanic activity during the Miocene period.

Contact details:

22530 54434 | 22510 47033 (Mytilene info centre) | website

Location:

Sigri, approx. 1½ hours drive from Mytilene (..but it's worth it!)



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Vrisa National History Museum

The Vrisa region in Vatera is exceptionally known for its impressive Palaeolithic fossils of gazelles, horses, deer, and tortoises, indicative of an early savannah environment. The museum provides detailed information regarding the geological history of Lesvos.

Contact details:

22520 61890 | website

Location:

Vatera, approx. 45 minutes drive from Mytilene



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Theophilos Museum

Founded in 1964 by Teriade (Stratis Eleftheriadis), the museum houses around 90 paintings by Theophilos, a major folk painter of Neo-Hellenic art. The museum is located in the district of Varia, which is believed to be Theofilos' birthplace.

Contact details:

22510 41644 | website

Location:

Varia, just outside Mytilene, a few minutes walk from the Campus



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Teriade Museum (Stratis Eleftheriadis)

Founded in 1972, this museum-library houses paintings of Theophilos, Chagall, Giacometti, Le Corbusier, Miro, Picasso, alongside with books illustrated by these artists.

Contact details:

22510 23372 | website

Location:

Varia, just outside Mytilene, a few minutes walk from the Campus



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Museum of industrial olive oil production

The museum is housed in the premises of the Agia Paraskevi old communal oil mill. Both its architectural and mechanical features have been accurately restored to their original condition, beautifully presenting the industrial heritage of Lesvos island.

Contact details:

22530 32300 | website

Location:

Agia Paraskevi, approx. 30 minutes drive from Mytilene



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Vrana Olive-Press Museum

The olive press Museum in Papados is one of the first steam-powered factories of the industrial revolution in Lesvos. Particularly interesting are the old facility's financial books, one of the rarest and most comprehensive financial records for their time.

Contact details:

22510 82007

Location:

Papados, Gera; approx. 25 minutes drive from Mytilene



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Jakobides Digital Art Museum

The museum presents the life and work of Georgios Jakobides, who was the founder and first curator of the National Gallery in Athens. His artwork is presented through a variety of digital means.

Contact details:

22530 51128 | website

Location:

Chidira, approx. 1½ hours drive from Mytilene



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Plomari Folk Museum

The museum depicts the traditional way of life in Plomari Lesvos, housing traditional outfits, pieces of furniture, photographs, tools, textiles and other everyday items.

Contact details:

Location:

Plomari, approx. 1 hour drive from Mytilene



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Barbayanni Ouzo Museum

The museum is located next to the homonymous Barbayanni distillery in Plomari, showcasing the original equipment and techniques used to bottle and label the famous Ouzo drink.

Contact details:

22520 32741 | website

Location:

Plomari, approx. 1 hour drive from Mytilene





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