Izmir and Lesvos much closer now!

The season opened for Izmir - Lesvos ferry connections: İZDENİZ, a company which belongs to the municipality of İzmir started with the slogan "Our route is Lesvos"

 "We are very happy"

Stating that they are counting days to start island voyages that will accelerate sea tourism after the pandemic, Hakan Erşen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of İZDENİZ, said, "We are very happy. As İZDENİZ family, we have been waiting for this day for two years. We have organised these flights in line with the vision of our President Tunç Soyer. We made our first voyage, we departed with about 50 passengers. Good luck," he said.


Q&A  of the new route :

What is the departure point for Izmir Alsancak - Lesvos voyages? Which type of ships are travelling with?


The passenger ship travelling to Lesvos departs from Izmir Alsancak Port. The voyages are carried out with high-speed catamaran type passenger ships.



On which days and at what times do Izmir Alsancak - Lesvos voyages take place?


You can get information about the dates and times of the voyages at


Where can I buy tickets for Izmir Alsancak - Lesvos Ferry service?


You can get your ticket online at or  from IZDENIZ sales office located in Izmir Port.


You can get information from and by calling 0501 535 35 35.


What is the ticket price for Izmir Alsancak - Lesvos voyages?


Izmir - Mytilene Ferry Links


Round Trip Ticket Fare : 60 Euro

One Way Ticket Fare : 35 Euro

0 - 7 Age Group : Free of charge

8 - 18 Age Group: 50% Discount


- Calculations will be made based on the exchange rate on the day you buy the ticket and payment will be received in TL.


How long does it take from Izmir Alsancak to Lesvos?


The distance of Lesbos Island from Izmir Alsancak Port is 64 nautical miles. The journey takes maximum 2 hours 45 minutes under adverse weather / sea conditions.


Do I need a passport to enter Lesvos Island?

A valid passport and Schengen Visa are required to enter Lesbos Island.

Green passport holders can enter without a visa.


What should be the passport validity period?


In order to travel between Izmir Alsancak and Lesvos, the validity period of the passport must be at least 3 months or more as of the date of return. Even if the validity period is appropriate, passports older than 10 years are not allowed to enter Greece.


Is there a gate for visa on arrival?


Not yet! 


Is it possible to pass from Izmir Alsancak to Lesvos by car?


Izmir Alsancak - Mytilene voyages are made by Passenger Ship and vehicles are not transported.


Which currency is valid in Lesvos?


Shopping is done in EURO in Lesvos Island. You need to provide foreign currency in advance.


Where is the departure fee paid from abroad?


Passengers travelling abroad with a Republic of Turkey Passport are charged a fee per departure.  The fee must be paid by the passenger from contracted banks or online before travelling.



Can those with TRNC entry stamp on the passport and those born in TRNC enter Lesbos Island?  


Turkish citizens born in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus are not allowed to enter the country if their passport has the phrase TRNC with the place of birth. For example "Nicosia - TRNC".


Those who have a TRNC entry in their passport are not accepted to Greece.

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