The bustling port town of Mytilene is the capital of Lesvos, Greece’s third largest island. The town is designed for relaxed exploring with its marketplaces, tavernas, and lively ouzeries. There’s plenty of history, with an intriguing mix of architecture including the fantastic Archaeological Museum, the impressive Church of Agios Therapone, and the ancient fortress.
Airports in Mytilene
Mytilene International Airport (MJT), or Odysseas Elytis Airport, is the main airport on the island of Lesvos. It’s small, with just one terminal for domestic and international flights. It has a duty free shop and café bar, but not much else.
Airlines that fly to Mytilene
Thomas Cook Airlines fly direct from the UK to Mytilene. There are also plenty of flights from Athens and Thessaloniki with Aegean Airlines and Astra Airlines, as well as some public service flights to the Chios, Heraklion, Lemnos, Rhodes, and Samos with Sky Express.
Getting into Mytilene
There is no public transport between the airport and the town. Many hotesl and apartments on the island offer transfers, sometimes at an extra charge. It’s worth discussing this with your accommodation. Taxis are available at the airport. The journey into town should cost around €10 (roughly £7.65)* but always get an estimate from the driver before setting off. Car hire is also available at the airport, which is perfect if you want to explore the island at your own pace.
*Prices subject to change
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Airports near Mytilene
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