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Car rental Mytilene

Mytilene is a town on the island of Lesboss, North Aegean, Greece. It is the capital of the island of Lesbos, and one of the oldest cities in the world, with inhibition since the 10th century BC. Located on the southeast edge of the island, north and east of the Bay of Gera, it is the seat of a metropolitan bishop of the Orthodox Church.

Choose the right type of rental car when you go to Mytilene

Car rental in Mytilene is the most efficient and pleasant way among tourists to travel around the beautiful town and the outlying area of Lesbos Island. The public transport here isn't the most praised, but thanks to the convenient connection to other towns by wide open main roads, car hire in Mytilene shall provide the best opportunity to appreciate the magic place to the full. You can cruise around in a rental car in Mytilene and enjoy the architecture, combining various styles from different periods. There are also the ancient Byzantine and Ottoman archaeological remnants around the medieval castle for you to discover with car rental combined with a leisure walk. Compared to other mountainous areas in Greece, the roads in Mytilene are relatively flat for it lies partly on a ground, which poses lower demand on the type of rental car. A mini or economy category will do in most cases. Yet beware that the roads in town can suddenly get narrow with its asphalt surface changing into pebbles, so driving slowly is the key. The rates of car rental in Mytilene are generally cheap, but it is still wise to rent a car in Mytilene earlier in order to bundle the best deal with ample availability.

Tips for parking your rental car

When traveling by car rental in Mytilene, you can park in the municipal parking lot on Elytis Street, behind the City Hall or the one in the passenger port. You can also buy a parking card from the kiosk and park around the dock. In addition, there are many hotels in Mytilene that offer free parking, such as Theofilos Paradise Boutique Hotel , Pyrgos of Mytilene, Heliotrope Hotel and more.

Activities in Mytilene you can go see with car hire

On top of its award winning beaches and the heavenly green nature, Mytilene has more to offer its visitors: The Castle, carrying long series of history, constructed with an ancient building material during the Justinian Times and later restored by Francisco Gattilusio; Ruins of a building dated back to the 3rd century, are believed to the ruins of the Chamber of Deputies of ancient Mytilene; St. (Aghios) Therapon, the largest church in terms of land area in the town, built in the Byzantine style, it is where the relics of the Metropolitan bishop are kept.

Events & festivals

Feast of Agios Theodoros, saint patron of Lesbos, is celebrated in Mytilene, including processions, live music and dance; In July and August, there are numerous cultural events taking place at the capital of the island, featuring exhibitions, theatrical and musical performances; the Ouzo festival, presenting visitors the possibility to taste the ouzo of Lesbos, an unsweetened Greek liqueur flavored with anise, accompanied with various local appetizers and traditional music.Never drink and drive, make sure you have a designated driver for your rental car.

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