Mytilene ferries connect Lesbos with Aegean Islands, Athens, Greece, Samos, Ikaria, Cyclades Islands & Turkey with crossings available to Chios, Limnos, Mesta & Fournoi (in Aegean Islands), Piraeus (in Athens), Thessaloniki & Kavala (in Greece), Vathi & Karlovassi (in Samos), Agios Kirikos & Evdilos (in Ikaria), Mykonos & Syros (in Cyclades Islands) & Ayvalik (in Turkey). Sailings from Mytilene are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 16 ferry crossings daily from Mytilene with sailing durations starting from 1 hour 30 minutes. Our Mytilene ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Mytilene is situated on the south east coast of the island of Lesbos, and is the capital of the North Aegean Region. There are many ferry routes departing from the port, most of them crossing to neighbouring Greek Islands.
Mytilene is the epitome of a port city; tourists and passengers hurry around the vibrant area surrounding the harbour, taking in the fresh sea air whilst browsing the souvenir shops. The port is somewhat of a focal point in the city, hosting several effortlessly cool bars and restaurants that attract a crowd from the first thing in the morning till nightfall. However, unlike many other port cities, life doesn’t stop at the harbour – Mytilene is famous for its thriving nightlife, offering tourists the chance to drink some local wine and dance till the early hours. For anyone looking for nonstop action then Mytilene is the place to go.
Whilst Mytilene may have gained a reputation as a party city, there is a lot more on offer than the abundance of nightclubs. The city centre is rich in cultural landmarks, the most impressive being the stunning Gateluzzi Castle, an ancient castle that is surrounded by green hillside. For an extensive day of sightseeing, also make sure to witness the Church of Agios Therapon with its unique structure, and afterwards head to the Statue of Liberty which is conveniently located next to the port.
Luckily for visitors travelling via ferry, there are two bus stations located at the harbour, one at the northern tip which runs to the urban areas and one in the southwest corner that runs into the city centre. Alternatively, there are taxis readily available and a couple of rental car companies operating around the city.