Holidays in Leros

    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.

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    Travel guide to Leros, Greece

    Leros island holidays guide

    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.


    General information

    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.


    Things to see and do

    Flour Mill

    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.


    Organize your holidays

    Check the hotels we suggest in Leros island and book ferry tickets to the island through our online system. We also offer many useful travel information to organize better your holidays in Leros.


    Accommodation

    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.


    Highlights in Leros

    Seaside village of Agia Marina
    The picturesque village of Agia Marina is getting popular in summer for the fish taverns and the beaches that are located in a short walk away. This is a convenient place to stay during holidays.
    Lovely beach of Vromolithos
    In a short walk from Agia Marina is the lovely beach of Vromolithos, with sandy shore and crystal waters. Many fish taverns and studios are found there.
    Imposing Medieval Castle of Leros
    On the hill above the villages of Platanos and Pandeli is a strong imposing castle that dates from the Medieval times. This castle offers amazing view to the sea.
    Organized beach of Alinda
    Alinda is a nice organized beach in Leros, with soft sand and crystal waters. Due to the trees that line up the coast, it provides natural shade to visitors.
    Family beach of Ksirokambos
    Xirokambos is a nice family beach in the southern side of Leros. As the waters are shallow and trees provide natural shade, this beach is very safe for kids.
    Explore ancient wrecks around Leros
    The sea bottom of Leros is rich in interesting reefs and ship wrecks that even date from the ancient times. This is how diving has started to develop on the island.

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