Museums ??? Monuments ??? Monasteries #1
The history of Lesvos dates back to the early years of the first millennium B.C. Remnants of ancient temples, public baths, churches, mansions or castles witness the island???s cultural and historical course throughout the centuries that have been lost for ever. The poetic heritage left behind by Sapfo and Alcaeos, the lyre of Arion, the sayings of Theophrastus fill in a historical mosaic that is completed with Theophilos??? paintings and Elytis??? poems.
In the Mytilene district one can visit the Archaeological Museums of the city (old and new). In the first one, a neoclassic building of the beginning of the century, the visitor can admire statuettes, pieces of ceramic art and jewellery of the Prehistoric and Roman era. The new museum, a modern building in Kioski, hosts a permanent exhibition entitled ???The history of Lesvos from the Hellenistic until the Roman Era?? and contains mosaic floors, wall-paintings extracted by mansions, daily use objects and sculptures.Near St Theraponta the visitor can find the Byzantine Ecclesiastic Museum where a significant collection of icons and ecclesiastical objects awaits to be admired