Cruise to Seaside Views, Ouzo & Olive Oil
Okay. You better lean in close since we have something we’d like to share with you, and we don’t want anyone else to hear.
Because if we had to make a prediction about Mitilini, it would be that this charming port city isn’t going to be Greece’s best-kept secret for much longer. With its 6th century hilltop castle, pedestrian-friendly cobblestone streets, numerous ouzo producers, and friendly people, Mitilini is as close to paradise as you’re likely to find on Earth.
This is the real Greece and the best way to experience it is to find a café in the village square. There are plenty of places to choose from, but our advice is to find the loudest one, with the most old men inside (bonus points if they’re singing)—a sure sign that it’s a popular spot with the locals. Enjoy a leisurely lunch of fresh calamari, salad with salty feta, and some ouzo to wash it all down.
The third largest Greek island also boasts a plethora of therapeutic hot springs, all rumored to have healing properties. Polichnitos is the hottest natural spring in all of Europe, while the Skala Thermi springs have been in use since ancient times. Mitilini: Good for what ails you.