Lesvos International Airport (also known as Odysseas Elytis Airport) is the main airport serving the island of Lesvos (or Lesbos) in Greece.
Here's what you need to know about driving to and from Lesvos Airport and exploring the island:
Lesvos International Airport is located near the town of Mytilene, which is the capital and largest town on the island.
Main Road to the Airport:
The main road that connects the airport to Mytilene and other parts of the island is the EO52, also known as the Mytilene-Kalloni Road. It provides easy access to and from the airport.
Airport Distance from Nearest Resorts:
The distance from Lesvos Airport to various resorts on the island varies. Here are approximate driving distances from the airport to some popular resorts:
Petra: Approximately 56 kilometers (about 34.8 miles) northwest of the airport.
Molyvos (also known as Mithymna): Approximately 68 kilometers (about 42.2 miles) northwest of the airport.
Skala Kallonis: Approximately 45 kilometers (about 27.9 miles) southwest of the airport.
Plomari: Approximately 50 kilometers (about 31 miles) south of the airport.
Driving Around Lesvos:
Lesvos is the third-largest Greek island, and while it's possible to drive around the island in a day, it may not allow you enough time to fully explore all the attractions and beautiful landscapes. The island offers diverse scenery, including charming villages, historic sites, pristine beaches, and lush countryside. It's recommended to spend several days or more to make the most of your visit.
Roads on Lesvos vary from well-maintained highways to narrower, winding roads in rural areas. Some parts of the island may have steep and mountainous terrain.
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