The Island of Poetry & Art

Molyvos Village, Photo Attribution: Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net), Molyvos, CC BY-SA 4.0

«Nowhere, in no other place of the world, do the sun and the moon share a kingdom in harmony, share their power equally, as on this piece of land, which someone, who knows, in which great eras, which god, to have fun, cut and blew this planetree leave in the middle of the sea.». With these few words, the Nobel prize awarded poet Odysseus Elytis, the follower of the tradition of Lesbian poets, describes the beauty and the harmony of the landscape of the “big diamond” of the North-Eastern Aegean Sea, Lesbos. It is not accidental that this land gave birth to the love lyric poetry through the tenth muse, Sappho (7th – 6th century B.C.). The poetry that followed the tough and doric epic poetry that praised the bravery and toughness of heroes.

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In this cross-road of the osmosis of the civilizations of the East, the Aeolic and the Ionian land, some great spirits of the ancient and the newer era pushed culture and glorified the Greek people. Albert Camus (1913 – 1960 A.C.), who loved Lesvos, said: “Here is where I want to come to live and work. There, see, by the sea, in this side home (in Sigri village). I will stand there, by the edge of the coast, and look at the sea”.

The international visitors of Lesbos are served by the airport of Mytilini (MJT).

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