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27 March 2014

Mytilini Castle

The large fortress overlooking Mytilini harbour was initially built in the 6th century, but was really developed as a castle in the 1300s. When the Ottomans invaded, they further strengthened the fortifications, and used it actively until 1912. In fact, it was still used up until te 1930s, but within 30 years it was almost completely destroyed. Since the 1960s, and specifically since 2000, there has been efforts at restoration, but much of it remains in a delapitated state.

There are some spectacular views of Mytilini from the caste grounds, an a small showcase of artefacts. With spring, there are a lot of wild flowers growing on the grounds - which highlight the delapitated state of the grounds.

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