Lesbos (/ˈlɛzbɒs/, US/ˈlɛzboʊs/; Greek:ΛέσβοςLesvos, pronounced[ˈle̞zvo̞s]), sometimes referred to as Mytilini after its capital, is a Greekisland located in the northeastern Aegean Sea. It has an area of 1,632 square kilometres (630sqmi) with 320 kilometres (199 miles) of coastline, making it the third largest Greek island. It is separated from Turkey by the narrow Mytilini Strait and in late Palaeolithic/Mesolithic times was joined to the Anatolian mainland before the end of the last Ice Age.
ATHENS — One member of the Comoros-flagged ship that sank in gale-force winds off the Greek Aegean island of Lesbos was found dead while one was rescued and 12 more were missing, the Greek coastguard said Sunday. The body of a man was located and taken to the port of Mytilene, the capital of Lesbos, a statement said.
Athens - As Israel steps up its siege of Gaza and the likelihood of a prolonged conflict grows, Greece is bracing for a new influx of illegal migrants ...FILE - Migrants disembark from a Greek coast vessel after a rescue operation, at the port of Mytilene, on the northeastern Aegean Sea island of Lesbos, Greece, Aug. 28, 2023 ... 10, 2023 ... ....
Rescued migrants disembark a Greek coast guard vessel at the port of Mytilene, following a shipwreck off the island of Lesbos, on Monday.—Reuters. ATHENS ... The first capsize took place around 3.00am (0000 GMT) off the island of Samos near the Turkish border ... About four hours later, another boat sank near the Greek island of Lesbos ... .
The coast guard said four people died and 18 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants apparently sank northeast of the Greek island of Lesbos, which is near the Turkish coast ... The survivors were taken to Lesbos’ main port of Mytilene, where two people were transferred to a local hospital.
The coast guard said four people died and 18 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants apparently sank northeast of the Greek island of Lesbos, which is near the Turkish coast ... The survivors were taken to Lesbos' main port of Mytilene, where two people were transferred to a local hospital.
The statement recalled reports that 12 asylum seekers fleeing war and repression were rounded up by masked men, stripped of their belongings, and forcibly taken to the port of Mytilene in Lesbos in April. Following the incident, UN experts demanded detailed information from Athens regarding allegations of human rights violations and abuses ... .
“We used a boat from Mitilini port on the Lesbos (Midilli) island along with our emergency vehicles,” Kostas Tsakonas, one of 35 members of the Civil Protection volunteer group, told Anadolu while he was busy coordinating with other volunteers searching for survivors trapped in the wreckage.
The 69 men and six women were in good health after the sailboat was safely towed to a local port, the coastguard said in a statement ... boat sinkings near the Peloponnese and the island of Lesbos earlier this month.
The river forms part of the border between the two countries, and the asylum seekers, all men, are mostly from Afghanistan and Syria... Giannis Papanikos/AP Photo] ... Refugees and migrants wait to be transferred to camps on the mainland after their arrival on a passenger ferry from the island of Lesbos at the port of Lavrio, Greece [File ... .