LEROS TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Leros on our travel guide! Leros is a little island of the Dodecanese island group, located between Patmos and Kalymnos. Thanks to its proximity to its neighboring Greek islands, Leros is perfect for island hopping to Patmos, Kalymnos, and Lipsi.
Leros is a mythical island. According to the myth, Leros island was where the ancient Greek goddess of hunting, Artemis, used to go for hunting, thanks to the island’s large deer population.
But Leros doesn’t only have a mythological past, but also a historical one. Leros’ enduring history is reflected in monuments such as the impressive Medieval castle and hides inside the island’s museums.
Leros Greece is dotted with picturesque villages. The most popular of them are Alinda and Agia Marina, where many Leros hotels are located. A drive around the island, though, will lead you to beautiful settlements. Except for quaint villages and rich history, Leros also boasts magnificent beaches, which are known for their crystal clear water and fascinating seabed.
MORE ABOUT LEROS GREECE
Leros Greece is a laid-back island of the Dodecanese chain, located close to Patmos and Lipsi.
To start with, holidays in Leros can’t be complete without some village exploration. Leros island has some picturesque little villages worth visiting! Agia Marina with its characteristic 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 the modern civilization.
What’s more, Leros 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. Talking 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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HOW TO GET TO LEROS?
Leros island has a national airport and receives flights from Athens. Leros can also be reached by ferry from the port of Piraeus in Athens and also from other islands of the Aegean sea.
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST THINGS TO DO
Discover the best things to do in Leros! From Leros sightseeing to activities, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Leros holidays 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.