A small island of Dodecanese, Leros is located between Patmos and Kalymnos. In fact, holidays in Leros can be easily combined with trips to Patmos, Kalymnos and Lipsi. According to mythology, Leros island was where goddess Artemis would go for hunting, as it had a rich population in deer. The long history of Leros Greece is depicted in the many sights around the island, such as the Medieval Castle and the interesting museums. Alinda and Agia Marina are the most tourist places on the island, while a drive around the island will bring visitors to relaxing, crystal beaches. Over the last years, the island is developing as a diving destination due to the many ancient shipwrecks that have been found in the surrounding sea.
Leros in Greece is a family island with relaxing beaches and picturesque villages. It can be combined for holidays with Patmos and Lipsi, two close islands of Dodecanese. Lovely seaside villages and cozy beaches are found on the island, with Agia Marina, Alinda and Lakki being the most tourist places. As the sea around Leros is rich in reefs, small islets and old shipwrecks, scuba diving is gradually developing on the island over the last years. Many local festivals and panigiria are also organized in summer months, attracting many visitors.
Have a look in our travel guide about Leros and check the most important beaches, villages, museums, churches and sights to visit during your Leros holidays. Also through our large collection of photos, videos and maps, you can get a better understanding of the location.
The island of Leros Greece is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Dodecanese islands group. Leros island has many picturesque villages with traditional architecture to stroll around. Agia Marina with the characteristic flour mill, Pandeli with the Medieval Fortress, Lakki with the Neoclassical architecture and Alinda with the relaxing beach atmosphere and restaurants provide nice places for long promenades.
All around Leros island, you will also find lovely beaches to enjoy a day in the sun. Alinda and Vromolithos are organized, while you will also find many secluded beaches to enjoy total privacy. Sightseeing worth to visit during your Leros holidays is the Medieval Fortress above Pandeli with strong walls and the breathtaking view to the Aegean Sea. Close to Lakki, there is also a War Museum housed in a real old tunnel of World War II.
Agia Marina and Alinda are the most developed tourist places in Leros, where you can find plenty of accommodations, from seaside studios to upscale hotels and boutique places. Generally hotels in Leros keep a family profile and simple facilities. Few hotels have luxurious facilities, like pools, gym and spa treatments. Vromolithos, Xirokambos and Lakki also have nice places to stay for holidays in Leros.