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Mitilini (Lesbos), Greece-port

Officially named Lesbos, more often called Mytilini after its principal city, the island is the third largest in Greece, famed for its olive oil. Its undulating hills are said to support 11 million olive trees, which glisten silver in the sunlight, while the higher peaks are swathed in deep pine forests. It was the birthplace of leading figures in the intellectual world, such as Sappho, the world’s greatest lyrical poetess; Pittacus, one of the Seven Sages of antiquity; the poet Alcaeus and many, many others.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Highlights of Lesbos
    Moderate Activity/Walking

Highlights of Lesbos

Moderate Activity/Walking

Duration: 4 hours

Tour Code: MJT-001

Lesbos is Greece's third largest island and was once a major cultural center, known for its Philosophical Academy, where Epicurus and Aristotle once taught. It was also the birthplace of the philosopher Theophrastus, who presided over the Academy in Athens, of the great poet Sappho of Trepanned, the father of Greek music and of Arion, who influenced the later playwrights Sophocles and Alcaeus.

Departing from the port you will proceed to Taxiarches to visit the church Kagiani. You will spend approximately 30 minutes viewing the church and appreciating the breathtaking view of the city.

You will then proceed to Agiasos for a visit of the Church of the Virgin Mary and approximately 45 minutes of free time will be afforded for strolling in the village or shopping before your return to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of walking and/or standing and may not be suitable for wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns.