1-euro store (Kalloni)

1-euro store (Kalloni)

1-euro store (Mytilene)

1-euro store (Mytilene)

1-euro store (Mytilene; approx location)

somewhere around this square, "across from Dodonis coffee"

5asec laundry

Aegean University

Agios Giorgos / St George

Very dangerous spot for boats to land.

Agios Nicolas / St Nicolas

chapel on north coast that is a landmark for boat landings.

Agrotiki Stegi (tools, hardware) *OPEN SUNDAY*

Or: +30 22530 23275 or +30 697 2023207 or strmoufl this is the best place on the island for tools. Open Mon-Fri 8-3 & 5-8, open Sat AND Sunday 8-3pm

Airbnb Mytilene apartment

Very cheap, sleeps 3:

Airbnb Mytilene villa

Sleeps 8, very cheap if full:

Airbnb Pamfila 1 (approx location)

Sleeps 3, works out to ~60 euros per night:

Airbnb Pamfila 2 (approx location)

Inexpensive villa on Airbnb, sleeps 2:

Airbnb Panagiouda (approx location)

Very inexpensive, sleeps 5:

Airbnb Thermis (approx location)

Villa, sleeps 6, ~30 euros per person per night


You`ll need a taxi to get from the airport to Mytilene town. They wait for planes, but you can also ask your hotel to arrange a taxi driver to meet you. (There is also a city bus, but it doesn`t run frequently, and it`s not practical if you have luggage.)

Airport (boat arrival point)

as landmark for boat landings

Akamakis Wholesalers (approx)

food mainly, will deliver pallets to Moria. Call Chris: +30 694 7834884

Aklidi Hotel

35 euros single room / 45euros double / 55euros for 3. Mr Marianthi / Mr Panayotis 26, Evagelistrias Street, Down Town Mytilini

Akti Hotel

Open only for volunteers in the winter. Special rates for volunteers or helpers for minimum one week. - 1 person single room: 70 EUR/week. - 2 persons double room: 100 EUR/week - 3 persons triple room: 120 EUR/week - 1 tent in the hotel`s garden: 20 EUR/week for 1 person or 30 EUR for 2. Ask for Maria : aktihtl

Albatross -- camping gear, wet weather -- message through FB, owner speaks English

Alyfanta warehouse

Natasha: +30 698 7254913

Antony Rent a Car +30 6976002770. Has regular cars, a minibus and two 4WD vehicles. Can do pickup at airport for free.

Apanemo transit camp

Operated by IRC. Formerly known as Windy Ridge.

Aphrodite (hotel, where boats sometimes land)

landing point for boats. (named for the hotel here on the water; closed for season)

Argo Hotel Mitilini

Attika warehouse

GreenGate 2 is right next door.

AutoUnion Car Rental

recommended car rental. can meet you at the airport or in Mytilene.

Ayios Theodoros

road down to the beach here is not passable even by 4x4, park near the gate shown and walk. Please close the gate to keep the sheep in! Be careful with fires, and don`t burn the sticks used to make the fence to keep the sheep in. Farmer understandably irate about his sheep getting lost!

BP station

sells tents, cable ties and other useful things

Bakery Samiotis

Very refugee-friendly! Also at Ermou 31.


Quite a few in a row here. For ATMs and exchange.

Bella Vista

Belvedere Hotel Lesvos

Belvedere Hotel is offering rooms for 10 euros a night to volunteers.
They offer clean, warm rooms with hot water. It's a good hotel with good sight of the bay. Tell them you are volunteering with the Kempsons to get the deal. Email info

Billy`s Car Rental (approx location) Also offices in Mytilene

Bobiras Cafe

good food, volunteer- and refugee-friendly.

Bootvluchtelingen (Boat Refugees) warehouse / EFAM

Contact Loods Flori +30 697 247 2486

CK Team Base House

In the village of Kleio.

Captain`s Table--Starfish HQ

Captain`s Table restaurant / Melinda McRostie / Starfish team is main center of volunteer operations in Molyvos. FB page:

Castle (boat landing)

Boat landing spot north of Mytilene port

Chapel aka St Demetrios

Landmark on the dirt road connecting Eftalou and Skala Sykamineas. Boats can land anywhere along here. For medical response, this is the dividing line between zones 1 and 2 (west of here) and zone 3 (east of here).

Cheese Factory transit point

Shelter and clothes for refugees arriving around Korakas. Bus transit takes people to Mantamados. Run with CK Team volunteers.

Chinese shop (Mytilene) *OPEN SUNDAY*

clothing and household items

Chinese store

Open until 6pm Sundays, 8pm other nights. Has blankets, sleeping bags, clothes.

Chinese store -- OPEN SUNDAY

Open until 6pm Sundays, 8pm other nights. Has blankets, sleeping bags, clothes.

Coco Cafe (Sunday buffet!)

discounts for volunteers and Sunday buffet 3-7pm, 10eu per person�+30�6939044454

Copy Center

Excellent copy shop with lots of supplies (notebooks, pens, etc). Very helpful, good English. Has maps, Greek-Arabic phrase lists and other info for refugees on file, if you want copies made.

Copy Center

Excellent copy shop with lots of supplies (notebooks, pens, etc). Very helpful, good English. Has maps, Greek-Arabic phrase lists and other info for refugees on file, if you want copies made.

Delfinia Hotel & Bungalows

Dianthi Apartments


Dirty Girls Laundry

Doukas -- vinyl banners & other printing

For more complex orders than the regular copy shops can do. 90x137cm for 40euro including 4 metal rings for hanging.

Eftalou Olive Grove



Hotel and boat landing landmark

Contact directly Mrs. Doulgeris, she will arrange the price according the number of persons and how many nights you want to stay. She said that it will be approximatively like this:
For one week for instance, renting an appartment would be 20 euros a night (140 euros a week). It can fit 1 or 2 persons and it would be 25 euros if it is for 3 persons.
For one month, she can make it 500 euros.
The appartments contain one double bed and one couch that fits two persons as well.
17 euros. It can fit 1 or two persons. If there is a third person, the price would be 25 euros.
+30 225 30 71 831 or mobile phone +30 69 3739 11 37

Ermou -- main shopping street

Ermou 138 -- waterproof gear

Highly recommended by island resident for inexpensive waterproof trousers and coats, with linings. Address: Ermou 138

EuroSpar Supermarket


Panos Spinelis . recommended.

Evelyn Cafe

Very volunteer-friendly, very chill, cheap. Local products.� 9am-2:30pm and 5pm-10pm daily


Fishing Volan -- raincoats etc

also in Petra

Fontana rooms

Full until October 26th
Double bedrooms : 28 euros
Studio for 3 persons : 31 euros
+30 2251047920

GreenGate 2

Right next to Attika.

GreenGate Warehouse

Contact +30 694 739 5435

Heliotrope (boat landing)

on south coast, boat landing spot, by hotel of same name

Heliotrope The Studios 2 types of rooms: the small ones: For one person = 40 euros and for 2 persons = 45 euros. the big ones, until 4 people: For one person = 45 euros, for 2 persons = 50 euros (and 10 euros for extra person).

Hope Centre (aka Elpis) shelter

Converted hotel/shelter run by Kempsons and UNHCR

Hope Centre / Elpis

The Hope Centre is a safe warm space offering emergency response and free onward transit to refugees arriving near Eftalou.

Hotel Gorgona

IGFA car rental

Good locally owned car rental. You can arrange to pick up the car at the airport.�

KTEL bus stop (click for schedule)

For buses to other parts of the island. Buses don`t run on Sundays.�To Molyvos: 11.00 and 13.15 Monday-Friday, 11.00 only on Saturday. To Kalloni, the same plus 15.10 M-F. DOUBLE-CHECK schedules at� because they change seasonally.


Kalloni Health Centre

Kantina B

boat landing landmark

Kara Tepe -- Syrian family shelter

Currently (early February 2015) no longer any registration here. Shelter for Syrian families only


boat landing lookout and medical aid spot


North coast, south of Korakas

Kaya (Kagia Beach)

Long stretch of beach on north coast, east of Skala Sykamineas. No aid or services, but boats land here from time to time.

Kempsons house

Philippa and Eric Kempson. Stichting Bootvluchteling (Dutch) also works here�

Konstantinos Makrelis -- SHOES

Ermou 136. Ask for Minoglou brand shoes and receive 20% discount, possibly more. +3022510-21915,

Korakas (1)

4x4 only road. There is a lighthouse, not to be confused with the Lighthouse west of Eftalou. The beach is rocky, steep and a difficult place to land. `Lighthouse` team do the night shift (currently 7pm-10am) and CK team do the day shift (10am-7pm). CK team and locals arrange pick up trucks to carry refugees to the "Cheese Factory" at Kleio and then MSF bus takes them to MSF Mantamados transit camp.


Boats arriving here


Hotel and boat landing landmark. Also the turn for Pikpa.

Lesvion Hotel

Recommended hotel--well priced for location. ��
50 double
65 triple
80 euros quadruple
+30 225 10 28177

Lesvos Bags -- general gear

Can order many things! Kostas is owner. See Facebook page:�

Lesvos Car Rentals Confirmed volunteer- and refugee-friendly! Office is in Mytilene town, but can arrange pickup at airport. Tel:+30-22510-27825 Mob:+30-6932896712 Fax:+30-22510-44280 E-mail: info URL:

Let`s Help Lesvos warehouse

Contact person: Abraham Teran, 698-974-0149

Lighthouse (west) / Limantziki

Beach point for reference when communicating with boat rescue teams. Please note: there is also a lighthouse on the east side, well past Skala Sykamineas. *That* should be referred to as "The End" to avoid confusion. *Limantziki* is the beach just west of here, where Greek lifeguards are based.

Limanaki Rooms

Hotel/ B&B; - 12 studios. 500 per month for 2 persons. Marianthi Sarapoglou Varia (39.0773158, 26.5795304) / 4km south-east to Mytilini port (48 min walk) & close to the airport.


hotel and landmark for boat landings


north coast landing point, west of Korakas

MB Electrical Supplies

Tel: 22510 22174 / 22510 22175 mouxtouris

Machi`s Guest House
25 euros per night (tax included) for a studio for two with bathroom and kitchenette
+30 225 3072 036
+30 69 44102655

Main hospital (emergency entrance)

Malemi Organic Hotel

Special rate for volunteers (talk to George): 25 euros in a single (with breakfast), or 40 for a double. Halfboard also an option: 33 euros single, 50 euros double.

Mantamados transit camp

Managed by MSF. People are bused here from Skala Sykamineas, then to Moria.

Marianthi Paradise

Special rate for volunteers: 12 euros/night/person

Marianthi Toroz rooms & studios
Studios for 1 or 2 persons with heat; special rates for volunteers--call and ask for Evi. Larger rooms have kitchenettes.
+ 30 225 30 71 447

Medical Society of Lesvos

Registration for medics. Look for entrance down walkway past Ariston bakery. Sign for "Beauty Center" at entry. 3rd floor. 2251028182. Open till 1pm only!

Meli -- really good pita

Spanakopita, tiropita, etc. And the owner speaks English.

Melina Apartment

Mini Market -- Skala Sykamineas

Holds accounts for volunteers and refugees.�

Ministry of the Aegean

Go here for volunteer registration. Also location for several UNHCR meetings.

Molivos View Studios


Molyvos (aka Mithimna)

Main hub for many of the groups working on the north coast.

Molyvos SIM card shop

Moria "Reception Centre"

Main camp for registration and processing.

Moria camp

the refugee camp for registration

Motel Nikos

rec`d by hotel-owner friend (no firsthand knowledge)�

Mytilene Port

Boats to Athens and Kavala, as well as Ayvalik (Turkey). Ayvalik-Mytilini ferries: check schedule here:


Nadia Apartments

Nassos Guesthouse

Open for volunteers during winter season, special rate�info

National Bank of Greece

New Life Rooms

New Life Rooms Hotel/ B&B; - 7 rooms25� single room / 30� double or triple roomMr.Paris7 Olympou St., Down Town Mytilini+30 2251 023400

Oasis Hotel

rooms from 25 euros.�;label=gen173nr-15CAEoggJCAlhYSDNiBW5vcmVmcgV1c19ueYgBAZgBMbgBBMgBBNgBA-gBAfgBAg;sid=58a9b28be163c4d4a92eb9949b6bedff;dcid=4;dist=0;room1=A%2CA;sb_price_type=total;srfid=ded1d6c02acacbbe7a391d4459559bcb852746d3X1;type=total;ucfs=1&

Oikonomidis--good socks and underwear

Pittakou 3

Orfeas Hotel
35 euros (will be 30 euros during the winter season).
55 for 3 persons
60 euros for 4 persons
The breakfast is not included but can be served for few euros.
+30 2251 028523

Panselinos Hotel

Paperland -- copy shop

Paradisos Studios

Paradisos apartments in Thermis (pronounced Thermi which is:
30 minutes / �25 taxi ride from airport
15 mins / �15 taxi ride from main shopping centre and port in Mytilini.
7 mins / �10 taxi ride from Camp Moria.
Sleeps 2-4 and is �35 a night for 2 (might cost more for the extra people)
Cash only.�/�/paradisos-studios.en-gb.html�
If I volunteer this side of the island again I`ll be staying here for sure.
Local restaurant has excellent free wifi and amazing cheap food. Locals are all brilliantly helpful and speak good-great English.


Pension Niki


Boats very rarely arrive here. Volunteer groups stay and eat here. Team Humanity (Danish group) is based here:�

Pharmacy Maria Teke

Pharmacy Padeli Patarelli (??????? ?????????)

Well priced. Ask for Jenny--speaks English. Paracetamol, inhalers, antihistamines, bandages, plasters, multi vitamins etc. Ermou 4A, +30 22510 28663

Pikpa / Village of All Together / Khorio Oli Mazi

Mainly for unaccompanied minors and sick people. Purely volunteer-run; no NGOs. Also has a warehouse and can accept donations, with advance notice. Siniparksi is one of the main organizing groups here:

Pikpa / Village of All Together �/ Khorio Oli Mazi

Mainly for unaccompanied minors and sick people. Purely volunteer-run; no NGOs.


Point 8 Camp

1. A transit station for cold and wet refugees landing at the toughest point on Lesvos, providing hot tea and dry socks while waiting for our transport to arrive and drive them to the next stop at Kleio 9 kms away. It is 0.8 of a kilometre from the lighthouse. Hence POINT 8!
2. A camp for our night shift volunteers who will be ready to assist with landings and to arrange our transport.
3. Every weekend we invite all volunteers on the island to join us for fun beach clean-up and sleep in the big tents here. Contact Matt Llewellin for details. Meeting point is CK Team Base house in Kleio, 9:30am Saturdays..�
4 A green zone for any mass casualty situation.

Post Office -- postcode 81100

You can receive packages here, addressed to "Your Name, Poste Restante, Mytilene, Lesvos, 81100"�

Quick Fast & Clean laundry

wash dry and fold for 3� per kilo. One day service. Same day if you beg! Really nice people. Mon-Sat 09.00 hrs to 14:30 hrs and again at 17.30 hrs. to 22.30 hrs


APPROXIMATE LOCATION. Has heating and cooking facilities. In the shared living room we�ve got a wood stove and a library.
Price per person:
- 100 euro�s per week
- 400 euro�s per month.
If you are planning on staying for a longer period, of course the price is negotiable.
Therapists Niko and Saskia are available to offer a listening ear to the volunteers if needed. It is free of charge.
+30 6971540959

Secondhand restaurant supply (approx)

Ask around here for Nikos.

Selana Apartments

recommended by a hotel owner on the island (no firsthand knowledge). 40 euros for double, 50 for triple, possible discount for long stays. rooms have kitchen and fridge. gvogia

Skala Sykamineas food station and temporary shelter -- aka Platanos

Operated by Skala Sikaminias Forefront Structures for the Refugees, with medical service from Adventist Help��Volunteers often refer to this area on the beach as "Stage 1". ("Stage 2" is up the hill at the shelter.)

Skala Sykamineas transit camp

Bus gathering centre; often called "Stage 2" (after "stage 1", down on the beach). People have to walk up the hill here (about 2km), and then are bused from here to Mantamados. Run by Father Christoforos Schuff, administered by UNHCR and EuroRelief

Skala Sykamineas--Lighthouse Relief camp (also Dirty Girls HQ)

Operated by Lighthouse, with medical service, transport and other help: Volunteers often refer to this area as "Stage 1". ("Stage 2" is up the hill at the shelter.) Dirty Girls of Lesvos (washing clothes/shoes for reuse) is based here at "the red tent."

Smart Fishing--waterproof etc

inexpensive raincoats, tents, waterproof boots, gloves, scarves, caps. Open from 9:00 until 14:30.

Sorokos -- backpacks

Camping supplies and inexpensive backpacks. Kountouriotis 83, +30 22510 46200. bolkascenter,

Starfish / Kalloni warehouse

If you have stuff to donate and aren`t sure where to take it, this is a good backup spot. It will get sorted and sent elsewhere on the island. CALL +30 697 852 1647 (Kostas) or message Robert Nielsen on Facebook.

Stop & Win

general cheap stuff

Studio rental (approx location)

Parking available.
Small charming studio, in traditional stone house with large garden, for exclusive use.
Ideally located, overlooking Eftalou road to the North Coast
� 5 minutes to the beach
� 5min to the castle
� 5 minutes to the city center
� parking
� 50m to mini market
Private and quiet, garden, mountain and castle views, double or single occupancy, bathroom, fridge, coffee and tea making facilities, central heating, free internet access, use of washing machine small surcharge.
Special Volunteers price 100Euro per week., per person.
Booking mail to: wandern

Studios Cosmopolitan

rooms to rent--convenient to Moria camp.

Sunset of Petra restaurant

10% discount for volunteers.�

Super Market Alpha Beta Vasilopoulos

Super Market Lidl

To Kyma

Tool shop

Professional tools. It is below the supermarket.

Town Hall

Tsamakia Beach

Refugees often camp here while waiting for the ferry. No Border Kitchen is set up here, and O Allos Anthropos often cooks here (FB:

Tsonias beach

three separate roads lead down to two ends of the beach and the harbour. You cannot drive along the beach because you will get stuck in the sand. So you need to know whether you`re going to Tsonias beach or Tsonias harbour. Usually most refugees land at the harbour, second most frequent the middlle of the beach here, rarely up the far (south) end of the beach.�

Tsonias harbour

Two members of CK Team stationed here night and day now. This is a good safe place to land, it is a harbour and has good road access.�

Tzimis Marinatos -- restaurant supply

big pots, cooking burners etc

Vassilis Studios

Stayed here for 7 nights. Bit far from Oxy, but cheap, clean and very friendly

Veg warehouse--plastic boxes

Sells sturdy plastic boxes for warehouse organization.

Villa Nufaro Also on Airbnb

Villas Elpiniki

Vodafone & others: SIM cards "Golden Triangle"

Three shops selling SIM cards at this intersection: Vodafone, Germanos and a nameless Nokia shop. Hours for Vodafone: mon-sat 8.30 - 14.00 plus on tues, thurs and Friday they`re also open 17.30-20.30. Like most places they`re closed on a Sunday. shop number is +30 22510 27224. PLEASE don`t skip getting a Greek SIM--it costs everyone money to text or call non-Greek numbers. Vodafone`s 10-euro card includes data.

Votsala Hotel

25 euro/day, 150 euro/week. votsalah Spiro is owner. Here are our Rates in Euro (special winter rates only for volunteers). Single per month 600 per week 150 additional days 25/day Double per month 700 per week 180 additional day 30 The minimum rental period is one week. We calculate rates per week plus additional days/day

Web Copy Lab

+30 22510 37910, Ermou 193, Kostas Vrohanas

Western Union (in Mytonis travel agency)

You can receive up to 6000 euros per day. Mon-Sat 9am-8pm

Yeni Limani / Limani Kapis