TRAVEL GUIDE TO LEROS
Located between Patmos and Kalymnos, Leros belongs to the Dodecanese island group. Numerous monuments scattered all around the island are proof of its long history and according to the Greek mythology, this is where the huntress goddess Artemis would go for deer hunting. In Leros Greece, you will also discover lovely beaches and quaint villages.
Thinking about planning your trip to Leros? While doing so, make sure to browse through our travel guide for all the essential information on its beaches, landmarks, hotels, restaurants, recommended activities and more. Additionally, our collection of photos will surely make you fall in love with the island!
The island's small airport only serves domestic flights from Athens. It is also possible to get there by ferry from Athens (Piraeus Port) or several other islands of the Aegean Sea (Rhodes, Simi, Patmos, Kos, Kalymnos, Mykonos, Paros and more), offering the opportunity to try some island hopping!
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MORE ABOUT LEROS GREECE
Leros in Greece is a laid-back island of the Dodecanese group, located close to Patmos and Lipsi.
To start with, holidays in Leros can’t be complete without some village exploration. The island has some picturesque little villages worth visiting!
Agia Marina with its signature flour mill, Pandeli with its medieval fortress, Lakki with its neoclassical architecture and Alinda with its relaxing atmosphere will make you feel as if you’re worlds away from modern civilization!
What’s more, Leros island boasts some beautiful, both organized and unorganized, beaches! Alinda and Vromolithos are organized, while the island’s coastline is fringed with small secluded coves. So, no matter if you seek total isolation or not, in Leros you’ll find the perfect beach for you.
Speaking of beaches, Leros has long been famed for its amazing seabed. Thanks to its reefs, little islets and shipwrecks, scuba diving is one of the must things to do in Leros!
For those who want to dig deep in the island’s history, you can visit monuments such as the Medieval Fortress above Pandeli and the War Museum, which is housed inside an authentic World War II tunnel!
Leros Greece is truly a unique island!
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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS
When it comes to your accommodation, although Leros is a small island, it offers several hotels, apartments, and studios with a friendly atmosphere and excellent facilities.
In some parts of the island, you will also find traditional houses and windmills that have been turned into accommodation units and are available to be booked. Alinda, Pandeli, and Agia Marina are the most popular areas to stay in.
HOW TO GET THERE & MOVE AROUND?
Leros island has a national airport and receives flights from Athens. But it can also be reached by ferry from the port of Piraeus in Athens and from other islands of the Aegean sea.
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST OF LEROS
Discover the best of Leros! From sightseeing to activities, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate holiday experience!
You would be left spellbound at the fresh looking and well-preserved remains of this old flour mill. This is one attraction that is definitely not to be missed.
The most picturesque site of old windmills on Leros is the windmills in Pandeli, on the way to the castle. On the other hand, when being on the north side of the island, it is possible to see some modern windmills on top of the mountains.
The lovely church of Agios Isidoros stands on the islet of Alinda that is connected to the land by a narrow passage. The little chapel is built on the site of an ancient temple, the ruins of which can still be seen behind the altar. The view from the church is very beautiful, especially in the sunset.
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.
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.
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.