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Recent reviews

Average rating: 9.4 of 10 Number of customer reviews: 5
Alice Enterprise Lesbos Mytilene Airport
“Change in reservation.”

“When I received the booking, the date I had filled out appeared to be incorrect. I sent an e-mail asking for it to be corrected. The next day they had already corrected it and I received a new voucher.”

26-08-2015 17:09
Frits De Vries Enterprise Lesbos Mytilene Airport
“Excellent service; flight was delayed resulting in an automatic reduction of the rental costs.”

“We look for an inexpensive, reliable car. I have already rented a car through EasyTerra several times and everything was always fine.”

10-12-2014 16:47

Location information for Lesbos

Introduction

Lesbos (or Lésvos) is the second largest Greek island. It is dominated by two mountain tops: de Lepetymnos (967 m) and the Olympus (939 m, not to be confused with the Olympus on the mainland of Greece). The island is also called Mitilíni by many Greeks, after its capital. The Petrified Forest of Lesbos, which consists of sequoia trees, is world famous. This forest in the west of the island was covered by a lava flow and it is now a protected nature area.
The word 'lesbian' was derived from Lesbos, and it is based on the poems of the poetess Sappho who ran an education institute for girls in Mitilíni. In her poems she wrote passionately about girls, but it was never proven that she also had an amorous relationship with them.

Population

Lesbos has about 90,000 inhabitants, a third of whom live in the capital.

Location

Lesbos is located in the east of the Aegean Sea, right off the coast of Turkey. The island of Kos is situated to the south of Lesbos, the Turkish city of Izmir to the south-east. The southern coastline has two deep inlets - Geras and Kallonis.

Economy

Tourism plays an important part in the local economy. Visitors primarily go to the capital and to the coastal towns of Plomari, Molyvos and Eressos. The agricultural production consists of olives, figs and grains. On the island there are no fewer than 11 million olive trees that cover nearly half of the island's surface. The olives are processed into olive oil. In addition, there are tanneries and soap factories.

Airports

The island of Lesbos - Mytilene International Airport (or Odysseas Elytis) - is situated in the extreme south-east of the island, eight kilometres to the south of the capital. There are regular flights to Athens, Thessaloniki, Chios and Lemnos. During the summer there are many international chartered flights. There is a bus connection to the centre of the capital.

Public transport

There is an excellent public transport system on Lesbos. All major locations can be reached by bus. Often there are no buses in the middle of the day (between 11 am and 1 pm). Outside the peak season the frequency is reduced considerably. Most buses depart on regular times from the capital's central bus station.

From the capital's port there are ferry connections to other islands in the Aegean Sea and to Athens.

Traffic and Parking

The larger roads on the island are on good condition. If you want to visit the interior, we recommend hiring a 4-wheel drive. The roads, which are sometimes no more than dirt roads, can be very curvy and winding. Always expect the unexpected: people, animals and karts in the middle of the road.
Drive carefully, because stray pebbles can damage the underside of your rental car.

Hotels

Lesbos is not yet a tourist-infested place, but there are some typical tourist centres like Molyvos in the north and Eressos in the west. There you will find a variety of hotels, bed & breakfast accommodations and apartments. If you want to stay somewhere quiet, there are plenty of opportunities to rent a cottage. The cottages are sometimes situated in remote locations, which means a rental car is indispensable. During the summer you have to book in advance.

External Sources

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Hire the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Hire? at this location
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