Leros Geography

Leros Geography
Information about the geography of Leros, Greece

The island of Leros is part of the Dodecanese group. It is found on the south eastern part of the Aegean Sea, between the island of Patmos and the island of Kalymnos. It has a total area of about 54 sq km and a coastline of about 60 km. The island of Leros has two main ports: Lakki and Agia Marina. Leros has a population of about 8,200 inhabitants.

Its capital consists of three settlements: the picturesque small town of Platanos, the tourist resort of Agia Marina and the small port of Pandeli. The sea sculpted the coastline of the island, making it a lace of small bays, sandy beaches, capes and protected harbors. Various small islands and islets surround Leros, giving the possibility for visitors to make daily excursions.

The geography of Leros is known for its beautiful hilly spots. The island has many hills and low mountains. Its highest peak is Mount Klidi, rising at an altitude of 320 metres. Short vegetation covers the island endowed by nature, characterized by a landscape with pleasant alternations and landmarks of local history. The island of Leros has an airport, located north west of the capital, in the Bay of Partheni, on the extreme north of the island.

Map of Leros

Map Leros map View the map of Leros with the main villages, beaches and sightseeing. Also, location of the port and airport.
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