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Airport of departure: Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)
Airport of arrival: Lesvos Airport (MJT)
Flight time from Istanbul to Lesvos: 1 hour

The direct flights between İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Mytilene Airport will take you to this incredible Greek island to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea.

Mytilene International Airport

Mytilene International Airport, also known as Odysseas Elytis Airport, is located 8 km from Lesvos city centre and serves international and domestic passengers. There is only one terminal for all arrivals and departures, and the passengers can find their way easy to this airport. Mytilene International Airport is a relatively small airport, but it welcomes hundreds of passengers every year. This airport facilitates transportation from Lesvos to the northern Greek islands and is a hub for this region. Since the transportation from Mytilene International Airport to the city centre is easy, most passengers prefer flying to the island. It is possible to find cheap flights from İstanbul (IST) to Lesvos (MJT) if the tickets are booked early before your travel dates.


Lesvos is one of the largest islands in the northern part of the Aegean sea. However, the transportation on the island is limited to bus routes that cover the entire island. There are no other public transportation options to move around the city. Still, the bus routes on the island cover almost everywhere on the island.

Transportation from Mytilene International Airport to City Centre

The direct bus line between the Mytilene International Airport and Lesvos city centre is the only way to reach the city centre. There are no other bus lines that go to other towns and villages on the island. If you would like to learn more details on the direct bus line from Mytilene Airport, you can click here. In addition to the direct bus line, passengers landing at this airport can use the taxi service to reach the city centre as well as other villages on the island. More information about the taxi fares from Lesvos to different towns on the island can be found here.

Public Transport

Lesvos is one of the largest Greek islands in terms of surface area, but the public transportation system on the island is limited. The only option to travel between the cities on Lesvos is to use the bus lines. The bus routes link Lesvos city centre with Moria, Ayiasos, Kalloni, Stipsi, and many more.

Lesvos has different accommodation options for different budgets. In general, small bed and breakfasts, hostels, and 3- or 4-star hotels can be found across the island. You can check our hotel page to learn more about your accommodation options on Lesvos (Mytilene) island. In addition to that, house rentals have become one of the popular modes of accommodation on the island in recent years.

Lesvos offers a fine selection of Greek cuisine in addition to its unique islander tastes. Moussaka, souvlaki, and stifado are among the basic dishes that can be found across the island. There are also lots of mezze restaurants on this Greek island. Seafood plays a huge role in Lesvos cuisine, and different seafood products, including fish, lobsters, cuttlefish, shrimps, and many more, are cooked.

You can learn more information about Lesvos and start seamlessly discovering this lovely Greek island.

About Visa

Travellers who wish to visit Lesvos Island must complete the visa process required by the Greek Government. Since Greece is in the European Union, a Schengen visa is required to enter the country. Travellers from the European Union region and the UK can enter the country without any visa requirement. More information about how to apply for Greek visa and visa requirements can be found here.

Neighbouring Cities

Moria (Greece) – 4 km Ayvalık (Türkiye) – 25 km Kalloni (Greece) – 32 km İzmir (Türkiye) – 110 km Athens (Greece) – 260 km


The weather in Lesvos is warm and enjoyable during summer days. The island is ideal for a summer holiday since the temperature can reach up to 40°C during July and August. Also, the weather on the island is often mild during fall and winter. However, there might be severe storms and rain during winter.

Essential Numbers

Ambulance: +30 2251 041111

Police: +30 22510 41911

Municipality of Mytilene +30 22510 41504

Tourist Police +30 22510 22776

Island of Lesvos is one of the most popular destinations for a summer holiday due to the sunny and warm days on the island. Most travellers want to visit the historical places on the island to learn more about Greek culture. Molyvos Castle is one of the most famous historical attractions on the island, which dates back to the 14th century Genovese settlement on the island. There are also many different monasteries on the island, such as Moni Agiou Rafail, Saint Ignatios, and Panagia Galatousa, which can be visited on the island. You can check our Lesvos (Mytilene) Island Travel Guide to learn more about which places you can visit on the island.


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