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Lesbos is located in the Aegean islands and is connected by ferry to and from Athens, other ports in the Aegean islands, the Cyclades and the Greek Mainland.

Currently only Blue Star Ferries operates ferries to and from Lesbos. In the summer season, there are a total of 46 sailings per week.

The most popular route in terms of sailings is the route from Piraeus to Lesbos with 8 sailings per week.

The port or island closest to Lesbos is Oinousses with a distance of just 83.4 kilometres - that's 52 miles or 45 nautical miles. While the port or island furthest away is Kavala at a distance of 244 kilometres - that's about 152 miles or about 132 nautical miles.

Mytilene is the name of the main port and settlement of the island and is located on the southeast coast of the island of lesbos (also spelled 'Lesvos'). Locals may also refer to the island itself as Mytilene. The port is a very big port and is generally very busy but is busiest in the summer.

Ferries to Lesbos are normally available throughout the year. Lesbos is served only by conventional ferries.

You can travel to or from Lesbos with your vehicle or on foot. And normally you can take a bike with you or a pet.

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Why visit Lesbos?

  • The 20 million-year-old petrified forest at Sigri is one of a kind and certainly worth visiting along with its natural history museum
  • Visit the archaeological museum and learn about the island's rich history
  • Explore ancient Lesbos. Visit the Castle in Molyvos, the Roman aquaduct in Moria and the archaeological site in Mesa
  • Explore some or all of the 14 waterfalls found on the island and visit the impressive Eressos dam

Island hopping around  Lesbos

Lesbos is one of the Aegean islands and it’s the ideal base if you want to hop from island to island. Not only can you go to other Aegean islands but you can visit the Cyclades. You can easily book quick ferries to Fourni, Samos, Ikaria, Lemnos, Syros, Mykonos and others.

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Lesbos port address & GPS

Mytilene (Lesvos) Port
Port of Mytilene (Lesvos), Mytilene (Lesvos) Town, 81100, Greece.
Telephone: +30 2251037448
Fax: +30 2251047888
GPS Co-ordinates
26.5572 ° N, 39.1012 ° E

Lesbos port facilities

Lesbos port is located directly in the capital town of the island. You can find covered seating areas and there are many cafes and restaurants nearby.

There is parking near the port, but with payment. (For example: 1 euro per hour)

In the summer months the port can be become quite chaotic with long queues for cars. So please arrive at least one hour in advance if travelling by car. For more information about Lesbos, you can visit Wikipedia.

Getting to and from the port


By car

The port is located in the heart of Mytilini (the capital) so is easy to reach but in August there may be traffic jams and you should allow plenty of time to reach the port if you are not based close by.

By Taxi

Taxis should be available in the port area to coincide with ferry arrivals. However, in August they may be in short supply and you shouldn't rely on being able to easily find a taxi.

By Bus

Lesbos has a good public bus network with frequent busses especially in the summer. The website for KTEL is very informative: Lesbos busses.
on foot

On Foot

Because the port is located in the main town of Mitilini, it’s very easy to reach the port by foot.

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Fare details
  • Booked: 25th June, 2021
  • Travel: 15th August - 4th September
  • People: One foot passenger

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