An ancient city, it was founded in 1054 BC, and later written about by Homer.
Today, Mytilene is known for its deep natural harbor, island life, churches, ancient ruins, and architecture.
People Born in Mytilene
Mytilene in People's Lives
Julius Caesar: I participated in a siege of this city while serving in the Roman army, in 81 BC. I was 19 years old, and was afterward presented with a Civic Crown for my bravery in the battle.