16th Congress of the Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Society
September 21-25, 2019 - Lesvos, Greece

Getting to Lesvos


HOW TO GET TO LESVOS FROM ATHENS

2 options

FLY or Cruise

3 easy steps

OPTION 1:BY AIR

1 ARRIVE IN ATHENS 
2 TAKE A CONNECTING FLIGHT TO LESVOS
3 LAND IN LESVOS

ARRIVING IN LESVOS

The airport of Lesvos is located 3 km from Mytilene, the capital of the island. The journey from the airport to Mitilini is about 15-20 minutes and the fares are normally 10€. You may be charged extra, if you carry many pieces of luggage.

OPTION 2:BY BOAT

1 ARRIVE IN ATHENS
2 TRANSFER TO PIRAEUS PORT
3 ARRIVE IN LESVOS

THIS IS A GREAT OPTION IF...

  • Your flight arrives in Athens later in the evening. Why not take an overnight cruise to Lesvos?
  • Spend the day sightseeing in Athens, then taking an overnight cruise to arrive in Lesvos the following morning. (Why spend an overnight in Athens when you can wakeup in Lesvos).

FERRY/CRUISE INFORMATION

  • Access the ferry schedules here: Greek Island Ferry Schedule
  • Duration of ferry trip 8 to 13 hours depending on the boat
  • Ferry boat ticket cost may vary from €45 to €60

Ferry Boat FAQs: www.ferriesingreece.com

HOW TO GO TO PIRAEUS (Port)?

...from Athens International Airport (El. Venizelos)

By taxi: There are taxi queues outside all gates of the airport. A taxi ride from the airport to Piraeus port will normally take 40-60 min the most, depending on the traffic. The taxi fare (indicative) from Athens airport to the port of Piraeus is 50 EUR in day time and 65 EUR in night time (24:00-05:00).

By train: You can reach the port directly by train (Proastiakos). The station is the same as for the metro, just outside the airport. The ride takes about 1 hour. There are trains all day long, every hour (at 09') from 06:09 am and the last at 22:09 pm. Ticket price (2017): 10.00 EUR.

By metro: You can reach the port by metro. It is the only of Athens ports to be reachable by the metro system. There is a metro station just outside the airport. You take the blue line and change at Monastiraki station to take the green line, which has its terminal just outside the port of Piraeus. The first metro train from the airport leaves at 06:30 am and the last at 23:30 pm. There are trains all day long, every half an hour (at 00' and 30'). The whole ride will take about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Ticket price (2017): 10.00 EUR. Once you get at the port of Piraeus, make sure you find the gate from where you ferry leaves.

By bus: Bus X96 covers directly the route from Athens airport to Piraeus port. Buses operate 24 hours and the trip takes about 90 min. Buses leave every 20 minutes in the day and from 22:30 pm to 05:00 am they depart every 40 minutes. Ticket price (2017): 6.00 EUR.

...from the centre of Athens

By taxi: A taxi will normally take about 30 minutes to go from Omonoia/ Syntagma (Athens centre) to the port of Piraeus. The distance is about 10 km. The taxi fare (indicative) from Athens city centre to Piraeus port is 20 EUR in day time and 25 EUR in night time (24:00-05:00).

By metro: The green metro line starts from Kifissia and ends in Piraeus, right in front of the port. It is the only of Athens ports to be reachable by metro. The metro of Athens works from 05:30 am till midnight. In Fridays and Saturdays, it works till 2 am. The green line passes by Omonoia, the central square of Athens. A normal metro ride from Omonoia to Piraeus takes about 25 min. The green line is connected to the other two metro lines (blue and red) in a couple of interchanges. There are trains to Piraeus from all metro stations every 10 min. Ticket price (2017): 1.40 EUR.

By bus: To go to the port of Piraeus, passengers have to take Bus 049 from Omonoia to Piraeus or Bus 040 from Syntagma to Piraeus, get off at Kotzia Square (Piraeus centre) and then walk about 10 minutes to the port. These buses depart from Omonoia/Syntagma to Piraeus every 15-20 min. Normally buses in Athens work from 06:30 am till 22:00 pm, but Bus 040 from Syntagma to Piraeus works 24 hours. Ticket price (2017): 1.40 EUR. The port of Piraeus is very big and has many gates, so make sure you know from which gate your ferry leaves.


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