Spring 2017 flights – an update
Thomas Cook have confirmed they will only be flying from 6 May so we have lost three weeks of birding flights from mid-April which is not simply disappointing for us birders, but financially devastating those business for which the birding Euro is a significant part of their annual income.
I spent some time during the year looking for alternatives to these flights but sadly none came to fruition. Flying aeroplanes is very expensive it is very difficult to convince airline companies that we had an economically viable proposition for them.
The three lost Thomas Cook weeks are three of the best birding weeks on the island. The week of 6-13 May is still very good, but beyond that the spring birding is relatively poor compared to mid-April to early May.
So I would still encourage you to go in April and/or early May and book the individual components of your holiday yourself. It is very easy.
There are direct flights to Athens from many European airports including the UK from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stagnated, Manchester and Edinburgh. Just search in Google for your preferred departure airport or sites such as skyscanner.com or booking.com
You can book your hotel via sites such as booking.com or search for the hotels online and book direct wit the hotel.
Book this as normal with your preferred car rental company. There are lots to choose from on Lesvos, and many local firms such as Tsalis, Lesvos Car Hire in additional the regular multinational companies. Car rental companies will deliver the car to either the airport or to your hotel.
Getting from the airport to your hotel
If you are collecting your car form the airport then all good. Just follow these instructions to get from the airport and through Mytilini.
If you need a transfer to your hotel, then either ask your hotel or car rental company to organise it for you, or you can book a taxi with Lesvos Taxi Service.
There is more information on this website in this section.
27 December 2016