Sappho Travel is the local travel agency in Skala Eressos, and main festival agent.
They can help you book your entire trip to the International Eressos Women’s Festival.
They can arrange:
Access wristband to the festival
Contact Sappho Travel
General Travel Information
All flights to Lesvos Island are to Mytilene International Airport “Odysseas Elytis” (MJT).
In the summer months 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.
There are also several other Greek domestic airports that offer connections to Lesvos Island, such as Thessaloniki, Heraklion and Rhodes.
Airlines that operate domestic flights to Lesvos are:
* AEGEAN / OLYMPIC AIR
* SKY EXPRESS
During summer there are also direct charter flights from a number of European countries.
These charter flight companies, as well as their flight options, can change so please check in with each airline which days they operate.
Netherlands / Belgium
Germany / Austria
You can travel to Lesvos Island by taking a ferry to the harbour of Mytilini. During the summer months there are daily ferries leaving from Piraeus (West Athens) to Mytilini Harbour, as well as a weekly ferry from Kavala (Northern Greece).
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 12-14 hours, as well as overnight.
Most ferries have a choice of first class double, triple and quad cabins, as well as deck seats.
For the most current schedules for all ferries to Lesvos Island, we highly recommend that you contact Sappho Travel via the form above, or that you check the website of the company Blue Star Ferries directly.
Until further notice, there currently are no ferry connections scheduled between Ayvalik (Turkey) and Lesvos Island.
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 advise 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.
A festival bus transfer will be available for most arrivals with direct charter flights, and it is recommended that you contact Sappho Travel via the above form for up-to-date information regarding exact dates and times that the festival bus will operate.