Athens (Piraeus)
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Athens (Piraeus) Mytilene Ferry

The Athens (Piraeus) Mytilene ferry route connects Athens with Lesbos. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Blue Star Ferries. The crossing operates up to 8 times each week with sailing durations from around 11 hours 15 minutes.

Athens (Piraeus) Mytilene sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Athens to Lesbos page.
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Athens (Piraeus) - Mytilene Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 1
Operators Hellenic Seaways
Average Price £274*
Average Weekly Sailings 7
Average Sailing Duration 12h 57m
Fastest Sailing Duration 11h 35m
First Ferry 10:00
Last Ferry 23:59
Distance 186 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Piraeus to Mytilene?

    The ferry crossing time from Piraeus to Mytilene is approximately 11h 15m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • How much is the ferry from Piraeus to Mytilene?

    Piraeus to Mytilene ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Piraeus to Mytilene is £129. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Mytilene?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Piraeus to Mytilene and this is
    • Blue Star Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Mytilene?

    Book ferries from Piraeus to Mytilene through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • How far is Mytilene from Piraeus?

    The distance between Piraeus to Mytilene is approximately 186 nautical Miles.

Athens (Piraeus) Mytilene Ferry reviews

  • "Trio to kasteloruzo"

    Vrry good

    'Blue Star Patmos' travelled on Blue Star Patmos

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  • "Ferry to Tilos"


    'Blue Star Patmos' travelled on Blue Star Patmos

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  • "I don't know if it was cheap, but it was VERY easy. "

    1. Check-in (online) was easy. 2. Finding the port was easy. 3. Getting onboard with car, two people and a large dog was easy. 4. Finding our cabin was easy. (Special note - the shower in there would not be out of place in an expensive hotel!) 5. Finding the kennel area for exercising the dog was easy. 6. Finding food and drink during the trip was easy. The coffee was surprisingly good. 7. Getting back to the car was easy. All in all, the trip is a lot more expensive than flying, However, it's not easy to take a car and 100kg or more of luggage with you on a plane, and our dog would be terrified as soon as the plane set off. So ... not an option. The ferry, however, is a remarkably efficient way of getting everything from A to B. Or, in our case, Athens to Karpathos.

    'Blue Star Patmos' travelled on Blue Star Patmos

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  • "Very good service and great ship !"

    As a regular user of this service. It was as always very reliable.. clean and great value for money.

    'Blue Star Patmos' travelled on Blue Star Patmos

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Athens (Piraeus) Guide

The port city of Piraeus in Greece lies on the Saronic Gulf in the Attica region of the country and forms part of the Athens urban area, with the centre of Athens located some 12 km from the port. The centre of Piraeus is generally congested with traffic and tends not to be place where tourists would go. The area has many of the facilities you would expect of a non-tourist town: banks, public buildings, pedestrian areas, shopping streets and the like. The area around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano Harbour are perhaps the most attractive part of Piraeus and have a good selection of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Piraeus is Greece's main port and the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. Unsurprisingly, it is the hub of Greece's maritime industries and the base for its merchant navy. Having recently undergone a refurbishment, facilities at the port have improved and include ATM's, bureau de change, restaurants, cafes, bars and a number of travel agencies selling ferry tickets. destinations served by the port include the island of Crete, the Cyclades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands, the eastern parts of Greece and parts of the northern and eastern Aegean Sea.

Mytilene Guide

The ancient Greek city of Mytilene is the capital of the island of Lesbos, which lies in the north east Aegean Sea, and also home to the island's port. Mytilene is built on seven hills and is overlooked by the Gateluzzi fortress, and has many preserved features that bear testament to its rich past and cultural history. The city has a lively night time economy and offers everything most travellers would want including lovely hotels, restaurants and recreational facilities.

Popular attractions in the city are Gateluzzi Castle, the Church of Agios Therapon with its splendid dome, and at the edge of the port, the Statue of Liberty. many of the town's residents meet up in the area around Sappho Square and also around the new southern port where there are many trendy bars and cafes that are busy all day long.

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 to Mytilene Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 15/04/2024 and 21/04/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 15:00 07:15 16 hours 15 minutes Sat
Blue Star Ferries 16:00 09:00 17 hours Wed
Blue Star Ferries 20:00 08:15 12 hours 15 minutes Mon, Tue
Blue Star Ferries 20:00 08:45 12 hours 45 minutes Wed, Fri
Blue Star Ferries 20:00 09:50 13 hours 50 minutes Sat
Blue Star Ferries 23:59 12:40 12 hours 41 minutes Thu

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