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.
The fires did not cause casualties but for days afterwards thousands of men, women and children were forced to live rough in Lesbos until the construction of an emergency temporary settlement close to Mytilene, the island’s port capital ... on Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Leros and Kos.
FILE - In this Friday, April 8, 2016 file photo, an officer from the European Union's border protection agency, Frontex, leads a migrant on board to a ferry in the port of Mytilini, Lesbos island, Greece.
A drawing by a child in Lesbos of the perilous sea journey to Europe undertaken by many migrants and refugees [Courtesy ...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, in September 2020 [File.
Refugees and migrants at the Kara Tepe camp on the island of Lesbos... 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 ... Refugees and migrants make their way in the Kara Tepe camp on the island of Lesbos.
A woman holds her child as refugees from the islands of Lesbos, Chios, Samos , Kos and Leros wait to board buses after disembarking at the port of Lavrio, some 70 km south-east of Athens, prior to be transferred to camps in mainland Greece, on September 29, 2020 ... But Lesbos officials and locals resisted the plan.
European officials fear the coronavirus pandemic will spark eventually another massive migration wave from Africa and the Middle East... 27, 2020 ... FILE - Migrants on a dinghy are approached by a Greek coast guard boat near the port of Thermi, as they crossed part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to the island of Lesbos, Greece, March 1, 2020 ... 21, 2019 ... .
Rehousing of MoriaFireVictims on LesbosIslandProceeding Smoothly ... On the streets for several days, most of the asylum-seekers expelled from Moria, about 10,000 people according to the authorities, were installed in a camp hastily set up by the government near the port of Mytilene, the capital of Lesbos.
He said all other suspects were being held on Lesbos and were set to appear before a prosecutor to be charged and face probable deportation ...FILE - Migrants on a dinghy are approached by a Greek coast guard boat near the port of Thermi, as they crossed part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to the island of Lesbos, Greece, March 1, 2020.
Afentoulis was quick to point out this was not always the case in Lesbos, the main port of entry for arrivals in EU member stateGreece because of its close proximity to Turkey... In Lesbos meanwhile, incidents between migrants and locals have been frequent on the island since last year.
He appeared to dismiss protests by Lesbos residents who have opposed the creation of a new centre as well as by migrants demanding to be resettled away from the island ... Lesbos fire ... Greek authorities have resettled hundred of the homeless refugees in a temporary new tent facility outside the main port of Mytilene, the capital of Lesbos.
LESBOS ISLAND ... “Greece can’t handle alone the situation, the EU has to find a solution.” Afentoulis was quick to point out this was not always the case in Lesbos, the main port of entry for arrivals in EU member state Greece because of its close proximity to Turkey.