Lesvos is not a main tourist destination; therefore there are only a few direct charter flights from some EU countries throughout the 6 summer months.
You can buy direct flights from your travel agent. Just tell them the destination airport is Mytilini or Mytilene (MJT) on Lesvos or Lesbos. If you wish to book or check flight possibilities on-line we suggest AirTickets.gr
Of course you can come any day you like via Athens or Thessalonica using the scheduled flights of Olympic and Aegean airways.
An alternative is to use the ferry!
|(Prices and schedules are only indicative. Please check the links or contact us for further info)|
FROM UK to Mytilini
From GERMANY to
The Greek companies Olympic Airways or Aegean Airlines (from Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, München, Hamburg) with the advantage that your baggage is checked through to Mytilini, your final destination.
If that " kommt Ihnen Spanisch vor" and you prefer somebody else to do all this job for you, from air tickets up to hotel booking, then contact Vamos Reisen. This is a relative small travel company based in Hanover with lovely people ready to help you.
From AUSTRIA to Lesbos (MJT): Direct
from Vienna with Air Berlin on Fridays
From SPAIN to Lesbos (MJT): Aegean Airlines,
to Athens: Vueling
Airlines and Rynair to Thessalonica
Coming via Athens or Thessalonica:
There are 3 companies: It's worth checking with Olympic Airways or Aegean Airlines or Astra Airlines particularly if it's not high season and provided you book well in advance.
The local one way flight costs about €90, but they often quote competitive prices right through to Mytilene, with the advantage that your baggage is checked through to your final destination.
By air: Direct flight from Crete to Lesvos every Friday & Sunday. More info you can find at Skyexpress.
Olympic Airways offers also flights from Lemnos, Chios, and Rodos. Twice per week there is also a ferry from/to these islands
Another idea is to use the ferry.
There are everyday ferries from Athens/Piraeus and for this summer season ferry companies have promised to sort out schedules earlier than usual!
Looking at the following links, you can find out times and costs and you will realize that with two big ferries coming everyday to Lesvos ... it is not a problem to do it in the "Greek way" ... to book just one month (or maybe two for August) before your trip! Because the Ferry boat, for us Greeks, is similar to a bus or train in your countries. If you have any questions regarding the ferry schedules please contact us!
Try these: Overnight ferry boat “Ariadni” with Hellenic Seaways it needs 11 hours via Chios to reach Lesvos. “Blue Star Ferries” also provide overnight ferries through Chios.
Useful details: If you arrive early in the day at Athens airport you can go into the centre, visit the old and ancient town and catch at 18:00 or 19:00 the overnight ferry (this trip is more expensive (about €70) in a cabin but you don't pay a hotel for that night.
Bus (€ 5.00) or train (€ 7.00) or Taxi (€ 27.00) from
Athens airport to the city or to the port (Piraeus). Strange but the
train is not quicker! They all need one or one & half hours
depending on the traffic.