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How to Get to Lesbos from Turkey?

Ayvalik Lesbos (Lesvos, Mytilene, Midilli in Turkish) ferry services continue throughout the year, and in the summer months, daily trips are arranged reciprocally.

Ferry services between 09:00 and 18:00 in the morning are periodically updated with additional trips according to the density.

Ferry times should be checked before traveling. The Ayvalik Lesvos ferry journey takes an average of 1 hour.

How to Get to Lesbos from other Greek islands?

You can easily get to Mytilene from Athens, as ferries depart from the port of Piraeus approximately 4 to 5 times a week

Lesvos is also connected by ferry to the port of Kavala on the northern side of the Greek mainland and some islands such as Syros, Mykonos, Ikaria, and Chios.

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Travel to Lesbos (Lesvos, Mytilene)

The eastern Aegean island of Lesbos, also known as Mytilene, is an ideal destination for families and other travelers seeking a quiet vacation, offering wonderful places to explore filled with traditional villages, ancient monuments, and unique natural attractions. Don’t forget to visit the millions of years old petrified forest!

Lesvos (also known as Mytilene) is a beautiful island sitting in the eastern part of the Aegean Sea. Lesvos, one of the largest Greek islands, is a popular destination for family vacations and a relaxing holiday away from the tourist route. Thanks to its proximity to Chios, Mytilene is also a great starting point for island tours!

The island of Lesvos Greece is filled with many picturesque villages such as Molyvos, Petra, Kalloni, Skala Sykamias and Lesbos. Traveling around the island to explore these villages is an absolute must!

Apart from the quaint little villages, wandering around the island will also take you to many monuments. You will have the chance to visit historical sites from Roman aqueducts to Byzantine monasteries and castles!

Some must-visit monuments are the Medieval Castles of Lesbos, Molyvos and Sigri, which were used to protect the island from pirate invasions.

Another impressive place in Lesvos is the Petrified Forest in Singri, on the western side of the island. This forest was petrified about 15 to 20 million years ago due to volcanic activity and is considered a rare geological monument.

Another reason why Lesvos Greece is a great destination is its beautiful monasteries. The island is full of many monasteries, such as the Ipsilou Monastery and the Monastery of St. Raphael, the protector of the island.

The island of Lesbos, both producing the best ouzo in Greece and BC. It is famous for being the land of Sappho, a famous Greek poetess who lived in the 7th century and wrote wonderful poems about lesbian relationships as well as hymns, love songs and poems. Lesbos is also the birthplace of the writer Aesop, the philosophers Aristotle and Epicurus, the famous poet Odysseas Elytis, and the painter Theophilos.

You will be stunned from the first moment as the ferry approaches the port and the small statue of Liberty. You will not be able to hide your surprise once you discover Lesbos’ rich cultural past, as well as the island’s magnificent medieval and Ottoman architecture, impressive landscapes, beautiful beaches, beautiful thermal springs, many sea caves and lush nature. Another popular activity in Lesbos is bird watching.

The island’s architecture has many important structures to show, such as the buildings of the old port authority, the National Bank, a women’s school, the Tarsi Baths, numerous churches and two forts, one in Mytilene and the other in Molyvos.

Lesvos can be reached by plane from Athens. Alternatively, you can take the ferry from Piraeus but the journey is long if you are in Turkey it only takes 1 hour from Ayvalik. Lesbos is connected to many other Aegean islands both by sea and by air.

If you love destinations with a long history and breathtaking natural beauty, Lesvos is a must-have island on your travel list!

Hotels & Accommodation in Lesbos

For your stay in Lesvos, you can choose between traditional and modern hotels that offer all kinds of amenities. In addition to the popular main town of the island, Mytilene, Molivos, and Skala Kallonis are among the best areas to look for accommodation.

In Lesbos, tourist attractions are actually scattered around the island. The most picturesque place to stay is Molyvos, a beautiful seaside village on the north side of the island with nightlife, beautiful beaches, and many Lesbos hotels. Beaches close to Mytilene such as Vagia are also very convenient. Other good places with hotels in Lesbos are Plomari and Skala Kallonis.

Things to do in Lesbos

Diving will be a good alternative among the things you can do to evaluate your day in Lesvos. The island has courses for all ages and several dive centers that offer diving trips to the bays, reefs, and old wrecks around the island.

The island of Lesbos offers great opportunities for hiking lovers. Hiking trails in Lesvos lead to mountainous villages, large olive groves, old monasteries, and beautiful beaches, some beaches also have water sports centers with fun games.

Lesbos Beaches

Lesbos is a large island with many beautiful beaches. Some Lesbos beaches, such as Vatera, Petra and Molyvos, have sunbeds, umbrellas, water sports centers and hotels. Lesbos’ other beaches remain secluded and are ideal for privacy. Since this is a big island, you’d better have a car to get around Lesbos and see the many beaches.

Sights & Attractions in Lesbos

Lesvos, which is an authentic island of the North East Aegean, has cute fishing villages and beautiful beaches, but although the island has developed a tourism infrastructure, it has also managed to preserve its traditional atmosphere.

Due to its large size, a car is required to get around Lesbos and explore the island. There are many picturesque villages in Lesvos, including Molyvos, Lesbos, Agiassos, Plomari, Skala Sikamias and others.

Some of the beaches are touristic, some are small pebble coves that are completely secluded. Lesvos has many attractions such as the Castles of Molyvos and Lesbos, the Petrified Forest, the Monastery of St. Raphael and the Roman Aqueduct.

Where to Eat & Drink in Lesbos

There are many places to eat and drink in Lesbos, which has a family atmosphere. Due to its size, tourism in Lesbos has spread all over the island, from Mytilene and Sagri to Molyvos to Plomari.

There are traditional fish taverns in almost every village of Lesvos and on many beaches. The village where the majority of eating and drinking places are in Lesvos is Molyvos, which is a touristic place with its restaurants, cafeterias and bars.