Lesvos is the third largest island of Greece and the seventh in the Mediterranean.
Its main port lies in the island's capital, Mytilene, and is connected by ferry to more than ten Greek ports. The ferries operate shipping lines to and from Piraeus and Kavala, with stops in the islands of Chios, Samos, Ikaria and Lemnos. There are also ferry services from the port of Mytilene to the cities on the coast of Turkey such as Ayvalık, Pergamos and Dikeli.
It has adequate infrastructure which can accommodate a cruise ship 220 meters long and 9.40 meters deep. Inside the port there is a boat harbor (marina) with a capacity of 220 berths. The port operates a fully integrated security system based on an approved Port Facility Security Plan, in accordance with the ISPS Security Code. The port of Mytilene belongs to the Extended Trans-European Transport Network.
The airport “Odysseas Elytis” is 8 km away from the port.