Flights & getting there
The airport is 8km south of Mytilini Town. A taxi to town costs €10 and a bus €1.60.
Aegean Airlines (https://en.aegeanair.com), Olympic Air (www.olympicair.com), Sky Express (www.skyexpress.gr), Astra Airlines (www.astra-airlines.gr) and Air Minoan (www.minoanair.com/en) have offices at the airport. Mytilini Town travel agents also sell tickets.
Domestic Flights from Lesvos (Mytilini)
|Destination||Time (min)||Cost (€)||Frequency|
|Thessaloniki (via Athens)||55||38-75||2-3 daily|
Mytilini is a busy port with frequent connections to the Greek mainland as well as Ayvalyk in Turkey.
Up to three boats daily head for Piraeus (€38.50, 11¼ hours) via Chios (€21, 3¼ hours). Services to Kavala (€30.50, seven hours) via Limnos (€21, four hours) run three days a week. Four boats a week depart for ports located on Samos (€19.50, 5¼ hours) and Ikaria (€24, eight hours) .
The smallish southern port of Sigri, 27km from Skala Eresou, comes to life once a week, when Nissos Chios sets off for Piraeus (€20, 7½ hours) via the equally obscure port of Mesta on Chios (€21, 2½ hours).