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Mithymna, Molyvos, is a privileged place of the Aegean and the Mediterranean. The harmonious blend of the history, the structured and the natural environment, fascinates the visitors, especially when they face the area from the top of the northeastern corner of Lesvos: dorian, stone-built, colorful, nestled among olive groves and pine trees, with its Byzantine castle overlooking the picturesque small port, the natural path to the west.
The incomparable beauty of the area reflects a profound spirituality imprinted on the architectural designs, the mazy cobbled roads, the neo-classical mansions, and the heart of the habitants, who remain simple, warm and hospitable. Mithymna is one of the most significant cultural areas of Europe as it holds a historical past dating back to the 3rd millenium BC.
An inexhaustible place of inspiration since the era of Arionas Mithymnaios, the historian Myrsilos and the astronomer Matriketta, Mithymna appeals always to litterateurs and artists.
Among its spiritual children are Argyris Eftaliotis, Ilias Venezis, and Mitsos Kamitzos. The Public Library (1859), the department of the School of Fine Arts (1964), the Public Gallery (1985), and the Archaeological Collection are some of the contemporary points of reference of the area's culture.
The rest of the villages of the wider area -with their unique architectural and cultural riches- supplement the beauty and the magic of the cosmopolitan Molyvos; Vofeios, Argenos, Lepetymnos, and traditional Sykamia where "Panagia Gorgona" lies. The placid people, the genuine morals and customs, the traditional feasts and the fair, the local cuisine grafted with tastes from Asia Minor, enrich the experience of the visitors.
Molyvos and its unique traditional settlements comprise a fine aesthetic experience for its visitors. They are bright, colorful pieces of the marine; they address the mind and the senses and capture our days and nights with their beauty and liveliness. They belong to the rare and blessed places that invite us always to experience them closely and become one with them.