Sailing to Lesvos ... to Mytilini or Sigri Harbour
You can travel to Lesvos Island by taking a ferry to the harbour of Mytilini. There are daily ferries leaving from Pireaus (West Athens) to Mytilini Harbour. In high summer there are a few "fast ferries" to Mytilini. Generally it's a relaxing and enjoyable trip and sailing along the coast of Lesvos and into Mytilini harbour at dawn is an experience you will always remember.
Recommended ferry boats from NEL Lines are the Mytilini and the Theophilos. Both ferries have bars, restaurants, lounges and are quite big and modern.
The journey time on these ferries is 12 hours and is usually overnight. The ship leaves Pireaus in the evening and arrives in Mytilini early the next morning. There are first class double, triple and quad cabins as well as deck seats. In high summer NEL Lines also has a "fast ferry" from Athens to Mytilini. The ship is called the Aeolis Kenteris and the journey time of this ferry is around 6,5 hours.
Another ferry company which sails to Mytilini is Hellenic Seaways. The ship which sails from Athens to Mytilini is called the Nissos Mykonos and the journey time of this ferry is around 8,5 hours.
It is a large and modern ship with bars, restaurants and offers high standard travel. There are only a few cabins available on this ship.
You can also travel to the smaller port of Sigri (Western coast of Lesvos) from Lavrio.
Lavrio (South of Athens) is only 15 km's from the new Athens International airport and is only an 8.5 hour journey to Sigri. The ferry company which sails to Sigri is SAOS Lines and the ship is called SAOS II. There are no cabins available on this ship.
Lesvos is also connected by ferry to Thessaloniki (Northern Greece) and Ayvalik (Turkey) as well as to other Greek island such as Chios and Limnos.
As main agents for NEL Lines, Hellenic Seaways and SAOS Lines we can book and issue ferry tickets from and to Lesvos Island and send them to you by first class registered post at a small extra charge.
In order for us to advice you on ferries to and from Lesvos Island or other ports in Greece we will need the names of all passengers traveling and details of any connecting flights or ferries which may be relevant to your journey.
We kindly ask you to provide us with as much details of where and when you want to travel as well as the ages of any children that may be travelling with you.
Important message to all our travellers; The new summer ferry schedules will be released around the end of March, beginning of April.
You can send us an e-mail with all details of your proposed visit and we will respond directly to you with a ferry quotation.