Cultures, Migrations, Borders - MigBord2017

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES - Department of Social Anthropology and History
4 Jul 2017 to 13 Jul 2017


Lesvos is the third largest of the Greek islands, situated in the north–eastern Aegean Sea. It offers visitors a great variety of places to see and things to do. Excellent beaches, picturesque villages and a rich variety of flora and fauna create a beautiful destination. The landscape of the island is very interesting, ranging from the emerald green of the olive trees and pine trees to the amazing volcanic scenery, in the western part of the island. Thus, students of the summer school “Cultures, Migrations, Borders” will have the opportunity to enjoy their studies in an amazing environment.



Mytilene is the capital city of the island and the seat of the University of the Aegean. A lively business and cultural centre, Mytilene is famous for its architectural heritage and its food culture. The town preserves many features from its splendid past, such as the wonderful mansions of the urban class which developed on the island, in the late 19th century. The castle over the city, the busy market street, and the port, where one can find most of the cafes and bars of the city, are some of its interesting attractions.


Plomari, which hosts the Summer School, is a picturesque seaside town of approximately 3.500 residents, situated on the southern coast of Lesvos. Homeland of the famous drink “ouzo”, Plomari amazes with its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters and the distinctive architecture of the amphitheatrically built houses, over the sea. Nice food, seaside sports, trekking in the nearby mountains are some of the characteristics that create an ideal scenery for studies combined with holidays! The lectures of the summer school will take place in ‘Polykentro’, the cultural centre of Plomari, housed in a recently renovated soap factory. The first floor of the building operates as a museum of soap, with various permanent and temporary exhibits, since Plomari emerged in the mid 19th century as an important industrial and commercial centre of the island. 



In the centre of Plomari there is limited possibility for accommodation and usually more expensive. 

We suggest the area of Agios Isidoros, which lies 2 km from Plomari and especially two hotels that offer special prices for the Summer School. More information you can find at the following links:

Aegean Sun Hotel

Hotel Vicky 

The Summer School prices in both hotels (price per room) are:

single room: €25, double room: €35 & triple room: €45

There is also limited availability of some studios (with kitchen, without breakfast):

single: €20, double: €30 & triple room: €42

If you choose to stay at one of the above mentioned hotels, the bookings will be done by us.

The payment will be done directly to the hotel upon your departure. 










Hotel view, photo by E. Petridou


How to get there

The airport of Mytilene, the capital of the island, is daily connected with flights from Athens and Thessaloniki by Aegean Airlines.

In addition, charters fly directly to Mytilene from the UK (London, Manchester), the Netherlands (Amsterdam), Germany (e.g. Berlin) and other countries.

Find out more about charter flights at:

If you prefer travelling by sea, you can get a boat from Athens (Peiraeus):

For your transfer from Mytilene to Plomari you can either use the public transportation or a private bus (free of charge) which will leave from Mytilene on the 3rd of July in the evening. More information about the above will be sent to you in due course. 


Useful Telephone Numbers

Mytilene Airport +30-22510-61490

Mytilene Coast Guard +30-22510-24115

Mytilene Hospital +30-22510-43777 and +30-22510-57700

Plomari Health Centre +30-22520-32151

Plomari Taxi Station +30-22520-32222

Mytilene Taxi Station +30-22510-25900 and +30-22510-23500

Lesvos Buses +30-22510-23500 and +30-22510-28873

Tourist Police +30-22510-22776