There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Lesbos and Turkey operated by 1 ferry company – Turyol. The Mytilene to Ayvalik ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 1 hour 30 minutes.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Lesbos Turkey crossing between Mytilene and Ayvalik.
Lesbos is the third largest Greek island located in the north-eastern Aegean Sea, boasting one of the sunniest climates in the country.
Its landscape is both diverse and beautiful, compacted with unspoilt beaches, fossilised forests and archaeological monuments. However, the most attractive feature of Lesbos is the absence of mass tourism, unlike some other Greek islands, making it one of the country’s more peaceful holiday destinations.
Given the tranquillity, a trip to Lesbos gives visitors a chance to gain a true Greek experience by enjoying the authentic cuisine and relaxing on the long stretches of untouched coastline.
As the Aegean Sea is home to a large number of islands, there are plenty of ferry routes from Lesbos on offer. From the port town of Mytilini on the southeast coast, you can sail to numerous islands and the Greek mainland.
Turkey is on the Mediterranean in Western Asia, with a small section in Southeastern Europe, with the Mediterranean Sea on the Southwest, the Aegean Sea on the West and the Black Sea on the North.
As the cradle of cultures and civilisations connecting Europe and Asia, Turkey is well known to have accumulated a large cultural heritage of historic sites and archaeological wonders. However, apart from the historical relics, there’s much more to be admired, from its soaring mountains and fertile valleys, to its sleepy villages and white sand beaches, all as part of the Turkish legacy.