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Lesbos, North Aegean, Greece

How much does it cost to travel to Lesbos?

You should plan to spend around $243 (€226) per day on your vacation in Lesbos. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $74 (€69) on meals
  • $66 (€61) on local transportation
  • $253 (€235) on hotels

A one week trip to Lesbos for two people costs, on average, $3,402 (€3,164). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Lesbos cost?

A one week trip to Lesbos usually costs around $1,701 (€1,582) for one person and $3,402 (€3,164) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Lesbos on average costs around $3,402 (€3,164) for one person and $6,805 (€6,328) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Lesbos will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Lesbos on average costs around $7,291 (€6,780) for one person and $14,581 (€13,560) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Lesbos has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Lesbos expensive to visit?

Prices in Lesbos are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Lesbos is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Basel or Grindelwald.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Lesbos Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Lesbos?

The average Lesbos trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Lesbos travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 235 ($253)
Local Transportation 1 61 ($66)
Food 2 69 ($74)
Entertainment 1 37 ($40)
Alcohol 2 11 - 34 ($12 - 37)
Accommodation Budget in Lesbos
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Lesbos is $126 (€117). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Lesbos is $253 (€235). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Lesbos

Looking for a hotel in Lesbos? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Lesbos based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $57. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Lesbos
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Lesbos is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $66 (€61) per person, per day, on local transportation in Lesbos.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Lesbos
How much does it cost to go to Lesbos? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Lesbos
The price of renting a car in Lesbos will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Lesbos
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Lesbos can vary, the average cost of food in Lesbos is $74 (€69) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Lesbos should cost around $29 (€27) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Lesbos is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Lesbos
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Lesbos typically cost an average of $40 (€37) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Lesbos
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $25 (€23) on alcoholic beverages in Lesbos per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Last Updated: May 14, 2024
Lesbos on a Budget
Lesbos, the third-largest Greek island, offers a captivating blend of natural beauty, rich history, and authentic Greek culture. Visiting Lesbos doesn't have to break the bank. Budget accommodations can be found for as low as €25-40 per night in the off-season and €40-60 during peak months. For affordable meals, seek out local tavernas away from tourist hotspots. The villages of Petra and Molyvos offer authentic dining experiences at reasonable prices, and many tavernas provide daily specials ("mezedes") that are both delicious and economical.
Lesbos boasts an array of captivating sights that showcase its natural beauty and rich history. The Petrified Forest, a protected natural monument, is a must-visit. Located in the western part of the island, this 15,000-hectare park features fossilized tree trunks dating back 20 million years. The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest in Sigri provides fascinating insights into this geological wonder.

In Mytilene, the island's capital, you'll find the impressive Castle of Mytilene, one of the largest castles in the Mediterranean. Built in the 6th century AD, it offers panoramic views of the city and the Turkish coast. The Archaeological Museum of Mytilene houses a rich collection of artifacts from the Neolithic period to the Roman era, providing a comprehensive overview of the island's history.

For art enthusiasts, the Teriade Museum in Varia showcases works by renowned 20th-century artists like Picasso, Matisse, and Chagall. The nearby Theophilos Museum, dedicated to the painter Theophilos Hatzimihail, offers a unique glimpse into traditional Greek art.

Lesbos offers a plethora of activities for nature lovers and adventure seekers. The island's diverse landscapes provide excellent hiking opportunities. The E6 European long-distance path crosses Lesbos, offering trails for all skill levels. One popular route is the 24-kilometer hike from Agiasos to Karini, which takes you through pine forests and olive groves.

Beach enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice with over 100 beaches dotting the island's coastline. Vatera Beach, stretching for 7 kilometers, is one of the longest in Greece. For a unique experience, visit the hot springs at Eftalou, where you can soak in natural thermal baths overlooking the Aegean Sea.

Birdwatching is another popular activity, especially in the Kalloni Gulf, a Natura 2000 protected area. Over 279 bird species have been recorded on Lesbos, making it a paradise for ornithologists.
Food and Dining
Lesbos is renowned for its culinary traditions, with a focus on fresh seafood, local produce, and the island's famous olive oil. Ouzo, the anise-flavored aperitif, is a local specialty, with several distilleries offering tours and tastings.

Don't miss the chance to try ladotyri, a hard cheese aged in olive oil, and sardeles pastes, salted sardines - both Protected Designation of Origin products. For a sweet treat, indulge in amygdalota, almond cookies that are a Lesbos specialty.

For an authentic dining experience, visit tavernas in smaller villages like Skala Kallonis, known for its sardines, or Plomari, famous for its ouzo production. In Mytilene, the waterfront restaurants offer fresh seafood with beautiful harbor views.

Getting to Lesbos is straightforward, with Mytilene International Airport receiving domestic flights year-round and international flights during summer. According to Greeka, there are daily flights from Athens, with a flight time of about 45 minutes.

Ferries connect Lesbos to Piraeus (Athens' port) and other Aegean islands, however the ferry rides can be fairly long.

Once on the island, renting a car is the most flexible way to explore. Several agencies offer rentals, with prices starting from around €30 per day. For budget travelers, the island's bus network (KTEL Lesvos) connects major towns and villages, with fares starting from around €2 for short journeys.

Taxis are readily available in larger towns, but can be expensive for longer trips. For a unique experience, consider renting a bicycle to explore the flatter coastal areas.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.