Lesbos the island often is called Mitilini which is the islands’s capital and port. It is the third largest island of Greece, and lies almost due south of the outcrop of the Turkish coastwhere the Kaz mountains and Assos promontory lie. There are regular ferries between Mitilini and the westerly Turlsih port of Ayvalik. The towns have in common rich hinterlands of rocky but vast acreages of olive trees, producing olive oil and olive. Lesbos remains wealthy from this oil and tourism. The island also has a tradition of shipbuilding and distilling ouzo. Lesbos of course is famous as the birthplace of Sappho the poetess of ancient times, and Aesop, and the archaeological museum gives an excellent display of the islands heritage of Roman, Byzantine and Genoese times. There are also two excellent museums of modern art near the town. Sailors find very interestingthe two large large gulfs that are so sheltered they are almost landlocked. There are also more villages and bays scattered around the southern coast, where a gulet might drop anchor and relax for a while.
On which itinerary you can see Lesvos - Mitilini Island