There are 2 ferry routes operating between Ikaria and Lesbos offering you combined total of 2 sailings per week. Hellenic Seaways operates 2 routes, Agios Kirikos to Mytilene runs 1 time per week & Evdilos to Mytilene about 1 time weekly.
As the frequency and duration of crossings on some routes varies we would advise that you do a live search for crossings from Ikaria to Lesbos to get the most up to date information.
Ikaria is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, southwest of Samos, approximately 50 kilometres from the Turkish coast.
Ikaria reflects a beautiful balance between nature, freedom and development, having recently been named ‘The Best Greek Island for Nature Lovers’ by the news television channel, CNN. It also offers large areas of natural beauty, stunning mountainous landscapes, beautiful beaches and friendly locals, providing plenty of activities for everyone.
The island is also, according to legend, the birthplace of Dionysus, the god of wine. So, as you would expect, there are plenty of excellent wineries and picturesque vineyards which are well worth seeing.
Given Ikaria’s central location in the Aegean Sea, it is an excellent point of departure for many locations in Greece. From Ikaria’s ports on the north and south coasts, there are numerous ferry routes available to the mainland and surrounding islands, so there’s a great deal of choice.
As the third largest island in Greece, Lesbos covers an area of over sixteen hundred square kilometres in the north-eastern Aegean Sea.
You won’t come across many tourist resorts on Lesbos, but what you will find are roughly eleven million olive trees, copious sandy beaches, lively port towns and an authentic Greek lifestyle. Add to that list a petrified forest, fossilized around twenty million years ago, and you have one of the country’s most extraordinary islands.
Commonly sighted are almost three hundred bird species, which are best admired along one of the many hiking trails and cycling routes, or when relaxing in therapeutic hot springs, flowing with some of the warmest mineral waters on the continent.
Greece has one of the largest ferry networks in Europe, owing to the sheer quantity of islands and archipelagos. Lesbos is served by many routes from around the Aegean, including a few cities on the mainland and the surrounding islands.