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    • 11 Sailings Weekly 10 hr 45 min
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Mytilene Piraeus Ferry reviews

  • "Generally excellent, just a minor downside"

    Had a very pleasant trip. The only downside was the proximity of the dogs' cage to the aft open deck; otherwise, excellent.

    'Ariadne' travelled on Ariadne

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  • "Great trip"

    The ship was great, we had not booked a berth but there was plenty of room and comfortable chairs to sleep in. The staff were really helpful and the public areas and toilets were very clean. I would use again.

    'Blue Star 1' travelled on Blue Star 1

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  • "Absolutely gorgeous trip!!"

    Travelled from Mytilene to Piraeus on this fantastic ferry! Spotless, luxurious with amazingly friendly and helpful staff.. great restaurant and a cruise ship atmosphere. Seriously.. the trip with cabin, cost about 40% less than an air ticket and gave us the time to ease slowly into the shock of Athens. One of the best sea trips ever.

    'Blue Star 1' travelled on Blue Star 1

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Mytilene Guide

The ancient Greek city of Mytilene is the capital and port of the south east coast of the island of Lesbos, which lies in the north eastern Aegean Sea. The city's origins date back to the 11th century BC and has a number of neo-classical buildings, public and private, on display. Some of these buildings are the buildings of the Lesbos Prefecture, the old City Hall, the Experimental Lyceum and the various mansions and hotels located throughout the town. Dominating the port is the Baroque Church of Saint Therapon on which construction began in the 19th century and was completed in 1935.

The island of Lesbos has a land area of around 1,600 sq. km and has roughly 320 km of coastline, which makes it the third largest Greek island. The narrow Mytilini Strait separates it from the Turkish mainland.

Mytilene has a port with ferries to the nearby islands of Lemnos, Chios and Ayvalik and at times Dikili in Turkey. The port also serves the mainland cities of Piraeus, Athens and Thessaloniki.


Piraeus Guide

The Greek city and port of Piraeus is one of the largest ports in the whole of the Mediterranean, and the third largest in the world, and has become a major hub for the ferry network that spans the Aegean Sea. Piraeus is an important city in its own right despite the fact that it is frequently considered to be a suburb of Athens, the Greek capital, which is only a very short distance away. Despite its proximity to Athens, Piraeus' waterfront has its own distinct appearance and visitors will see that the most appealing parts of the city are located around its eastern quarter, alongside both Mikrolimano Harbour and Zea Marina. A popular event in Piraeus is the Ecocinema International Film Festival which is held annually in late February and is where a number of films are screened at the Atticon Cinema and the Cineac Cinema, which are both located in the city's Town Hall Square.

Full of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the waterfront district was greatly redeveloped in time for the Athens Olympics and as a result a new harbour front promenade was created that is lined with trees and passes the medieval city walls. The walls serve as a reminder and as an insight into the city's rich past.