How to Come to Saint Raphael

The monastery is located in Lesvos island, on the hill of Karyes. It is 14 km north of the island's capital, Mytilene.

The monastery is connected to the road network of the area with a good asphalt road. Special signs at key points guide visitors.

Outside the courtyard of the Temple there is ample parking for cars and buses.

Ways to get to the island

Access to the island is from Athens, Thessaloniki, Kavala and Rhodes.

Access from Athens is by air, by daily flights, or by boat, also daily, with itineraries from the port of Piraeus.

Unfortunately from the city of Thessaloniki the ferry itineraries are not daily. But there is an air connection to the island daily.

From the port of Kavala there are two itineraries per week by ferry.

From Rhodes there are two flights a week.

From the port of Mytilene there is regular public transport every hour.

If you are going to visit the Holy Monastery as a group, please let us know by phone.

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