Mytilene ferries connect Lesbos with Aegean Islands, Greece, Samos, Ikaria & Cyclades Islands with crossings available to Chios & Limnos (in Aegean Islands), Piraeus, Thessaloniki & Kavala (in Greece), Vathi & Karlovassi (in Samos), Agios Kirikos (in Ikaria) & Mykonos (in Cyclades Islands). Mytilene Ferry crossings are operated by Blue Star Ferries, Nel Lines & Hellenic Seaways and depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 39 ferry crossings weekly.
There are up to 13 ferry crossings daily from Mytilene with sailing durations starting from 2 hours 15 minutes. Our Mytilene ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Mytilene is a town on the island of Lesbos in the North Aegean region of Greece with a population of around 40,000.
Mytilene is one of the oldest cities in the world, said to be inhabited since 10th century BC. Ancient Mytilene was an islet, just to the east off the coast of Lesvos, where now the medieval castle stands, separated from the larger island by the channel of Euripus, which connected the north harbour (also known as the "old harbour") and the south harbour (also known as the "new harbour").
Mytilene lies partly on a flat ground, though the western side of town is on a hill that rises to the ancient theatre; a good way to explore the city is on foot.