Getting Here


All about getting here ...

Flights

All flights to Lesvos Island are to Mytilene International Airport "Odysseas Elytis" (MJT). There are up to 5 flights available per day from Athens International Airport "Elefterios Venizelos" (ATH) to Mytilene. These Domestic Scheduled flights take just 50 minutes to reach Lesvos island.

During summer there are also direct charter flights from a number of European countries.

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS

* AEGEAN AIR
* OLYMPIC AIR
* VOLOTEA
* ASTRA AIRLINES
* SKY EXPRESS

DIRECT CHARTER FLIGHTS
These flight options can change so check in with each airline.

Amsterdam, Netherlands
(every Monday, Thursday and Friday)
* TRANSAVIA
* CORENDON
* TUIFLY

Munich, Germany & Vienna, Austria
(every Wednesday)
* AIRBERLIN

Manchester & Gatwick, United Kingdom
(every Saturday)
* THOMAS COOK

Copenhagen, Denmark
(every Sunday)
* THOMAS COOK

Ferries

You can travel to Lesvos Island by taking a ferry to the harbour of Mytilini. There are daily ferries leaving from Piraeus (West Athens) to Mytilini Harbour.

Generally it's a relaxing and enjoyable trip and sailing along the coast of Lesvos and into Mytilini harbour at dawn is an experience you will always remember.

The journey time on the ferries is usually 12 hours and is overnight. The ship leaves Piraeus in the evening and arrives in Mytilini early the next morning.

There are first class double, triple and quad cabins, as well as deck seats.

ARRIVING BY FERRY

From Piraeus:
(everyday)
* HELLENIC SEAWAYS
* BLUE STAR FERRIES

From Kavala:
(every Wednesday and Saturday)
* HELLENIC SEAWAYS

FERRY ROUTES FROM TURKEY

* JALEM TOUR
* TURYOL S.S.

As ferry schedules may change without prior notice it is recommended that you contact local travel agency Sappho Travel to ask them for the up-to- date schedule and availability of tickets.

Transfers

From Mytilene it is a 1.5 hour drive West to Skala Eressos. You can book a festival transfer, take a taxi, rent a car or catch a bus.

FESTIVAL TRANSFERS (incl. taxi sharing)

We can advice you to pre-book your festival transfers for a few reasons.

1) Especially during the festival period in September it is common to share transfers with others, so you can also share the costs.

2) When you pre-book and pay for your transfers in advance it means that you know that there are no hidden costs or other surprises upon your arrival.

3) When you pre-book your transfers, the drivers can keep an eye out for delays in your flights, and in such event they will always wait for you, or to return at the time your flight is expected to arrive.

4) When you pre-book your transfers, you know that the driver is instructed to pick you up and to bring you to your destination. They know where you need to go and how to get there, which saves you the stress of having to explain this.

FESTIVAL BUS

A festival bus transfer will be available for most arrivals with direct charter flights, and it is recommended that you contact Sappho Travel for up-to-date information regarding exact dates and times that the festival bus will operate.