Local bus – Anaxos to Eftalou

Local Bus Services

Saturday 23 September 2023
The bus did not arrive this morning, so it looks like it has stopped running.

The timetable below was taken from the KTEL Lesvos website on 19 July 2023.
The fare remains at €1.80 per journey.

09:30* 09:40*    
10:00 10:10 10:20 10:30
11:30 11:40 11:15 12:00
09:00* 09:10* 09:20* 09:30*
10:45 10:55 11:05 11:15
12:15 12:25 12:35 12:45

* Sundays only

There are many stops along the route but if you have a particular destination it is worth letting the driver know as they will drop you off. If you need specific information on the local bus service please email us and we will try to help.

Visit the KTEL website for information on other routes here.

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About Robin

We started visiting Lesvos such a long time ago we can't remember when. We simply fell in love with the island in general and Molyvos in particular. In 2005 we bought some land and tried to manage the building of our house from the UK. Holidays became site visits and our house was [mostly] completed in 2007. In 2009 we sold up in the UK and moved to Molyvos. This is now our home and we count ourselves amongst the luckiest of the lucky. I am a member of the Molyvos Tourist Association, providing photographs for their brochures and general publicity. Most of my time is spent on activities to encourage tourism or taking photographs of one of the most beautiful places on earth. I also produce calendars and sell them on-line through Lesvos Calendars. Please visit and have a look. You can also see more of my photographs on my  Robin Sanders Photography website.

34 thoughts on “Local bus – Anaxos to Eftalou

    • Hello Mark,

      There is not a direct connection from the airport to Molyvos. You would need to catch the local bus into Mytilene and then get to the bus depot. Sadly the local bus does not go to the main bus depot. You would then get the bus to Molyvos.

      You can see the timetable on the bus company website here http://bit.ly/2NFdlLk

      It is much simpler, although more expensive to get a taxi!

  1. Dear Robin,
    We will stay in ‘Meraki time to smile’ this summer (Mithymna 811 08), can you tell us if we can take a bus there to Molyvos and how long it will take? And where will the bus stop, not in the centre? There’s no bus to the port or castle right? And until what time will the bus return?
    Thanks for answering in advance. Greeting, Denise

    • The bus passes the path to the Meraki. It takes a couple of minutes to get to the stop in Molyvos, which is opposite the open-air cinema. There is no bus to the castle but the village train does. There is no bus to the port, you will need to take a taxi if you don’t want to walk (it is a very nice walk). The bus timetable can be seen above. We will post a new timetable as soon as it is published.
      The Meraki is close to our house, 1km from the village entrance. We normally walk into the village, it helps build the appetite. The closest taverna is the Alonia, which is at the entrance to the village.

    • The bus stops outside the Eftalou Taverna which is about 500 metres from Golden Beach.

    • There is a stop at the entrance to the village (nearest Skoutaros) there is also one near Christina’s Garden.

    • The bus company gives us little notice when the local bus service starts. some years, the first we know is when it drives past our house. So I can’t help you with information for 2022.

      In previous years it has started between mid-May and mid-June. It depends on visitor numbers.

  2. Hello

    Is there a bus to the Monastery of Saint Raphael?
    We should land on the island around 15:45, on a Friday.

    Thank you.

    • I’m sorry to say but there is no bus that goes all the way there and the timing is all wrong. If you want to try at another time, you would need to take the bus that goes from Mytilene to Mantamados and get off at Thermi beach. You would then need to take a taxi. The bus timetable is here https://www.ktel-lesvou.gr/index.php?option=dromologia&new_lang=en

      My personal suggestion would be to hire a car. The roads are good and not at all busy.

  3. Hello
    A couple of questions please.
    Is there a bus from the airport to sapfo square Mitilini ?
    Is there a bus from Mitilini to Skala Kallonis or is the bus just to Kalloni?

    • Julie,

      Yes, there is a bus from the airport to Sappho Square. There is no bus to Skala Kalloni. You would need to get a taxi for the last part of the journey.

      I would also add that there are only 3 buses a day. The last bus leaves Mytilene at 13:00.

  4. Hi Robin
    Thank you so much for that.
    Can you confrim that the bus from Mytilene goes to Skala Kallonis, not just to Skala.
    Thanks again

    • The bus from Mytilene goes to Kalloni. Skala Kalloni is the holiday resort. You will need to get a taxi from Kalloni to Skala Kalloni.

  5. Yasas, we will be coming to Anaxos at the end of September is it possible to find a bus schedule beforehand, or do we just hope they haven’t finished by then. From your experience time of the year do they normally finish ?

    • The local bus stops when tourists stop using the service. This varies from year to year. We will post a note here when the bus stops or if the schedule changes.

  6. Bus 17 Anaxos to Efftalou was the very best. The driver was so helpful and cheery, great music too … thank you very much.
    Hope next year the bus will be running also in May.

  7. Hi Robin,
    Did the local bus start again from Molyvos to Eftalou? I will be on 17th of June in Molyvos. Does it also run on Sundays?
    If no bus is available can I find taxi from Eftalou to Molyvos?

    Thanks a lot..

  8. Hoi Robin rijdt de bus tussen Anaxos en Petra dit jaar wel?
    Wij zijn er half juni bij hotel Defkalion en willen dan met de bus naar Petra en Molivos.
    Bedankt Rob

  9. Hallo van 18 tot en met 28 sept kom ik naar Lesbos naar Anaxis. Ik had gedacht het hele eiland per bus te verkennen. Mag ik er vanuit gaan er nog bussen rijden en gaan er ook bussen in de avond naar Molivos en naar de hoofdstad watervallen kloosters enz?
    Vriendelijke groet

    • Sorry for the delay in answering. Our connection to the network was destroyed by a lorry.

      The bus network on Lesvos is designed for residents not tourists and radiate out from Mytilene. We would not recommend using the buses, it is much better to hire a car.

  10. Hallo Robin, wij zijn nu in Anaxos. Willen met de bus naar Eftalou het ene schema staat van eftalou terug laatste bus om 12 en andere schema veel later. Ook willen we naar mitylini en skala sykaminia. Hoe daar te komen. Ik was al in haven petra ook daar geen info boot. Groet

  11. Hi can you tell me if there is a bus service that runs in April from petra to molivos or anaxos
    Many thanks

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