Restoration works begin on seminary at Mytilene Castle


Restoration works have begun on the 16th century seminary-Madrasah found on the main castle of Mytilene.

With a budget of 1.5 million euros and financed by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan in Greece, the team aims to identify and repair the problems with the seminary’s structural foundations.

Part of the Mytilene castle. Photo: PHILEAS GUIDES

During the Ottoman period, the well preserved two storey building functioned as a place of prayer and teaching, with Muslim students learning the Arabic language, astronomy, and law.

In a visit to Mytilene by the previous Minister of Culture Linas Mendonis, she identified the structural foundations of the site as being precarious and in need of restoration.





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