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Leros

A complete guide to the island of Leros Greece

In our home page we will introduce our small beautiful island of Leros, its attractions, culture, history, people and its businesses. Leros Hotels and our traditional Leros accommodation, travel agencies in Leros, ,restaurants, listings of all Hotels in Leros, apartments and rooms to let ,our shops, cafes, bars and clubs. In our pages you will discover Leros island through our original pictures including a map of Leros island as well as useful information about how to spend your leisure
time during your holidays like going around, fishing, yachting or diving. We will inform you about how to get to Leros island by Air Travel or by sea
Leros capital city is Platanos that in recent years has been connected with Agia Marina in the north and Panteli to the south on both sides of the slopes of Apitiki hill where is the Castle of Virgin Mary. Krithoni and Alinta are a few km away from Agia Marina and they are the most popular tourist resorts with many hotels. Panteli is the picturesque fishing village of the island with a well organised beach, fishing boats and several taverns and cafes as well as several rooms and self catering accommodations. Vromolithos located next to Panteli, has a good beach and some hotels and apartments. Other resorts on the island is Xerokampos to the south, with a nice beach, from here you can go to Kalymnos by boat. Gourna to the west side of the island has a huge sandy beach. The areas of the north, where is the airport of Leros, incldes Partheni and Plefouti with a beautiful beach with pebbles and trees for shade.

Leros has an Airport which connects daily the island with Athens the Capital city of Greece. Leros island has also daily connections by ferry boats and hydrofoils to Piraeus and most of the Greek islands of Dodecanese like Patmos ,Kalymnos, Lipsi, Samos, Kos (read about Kos), Rhodes, Symi and Nisyros. We hope that soon you will visit that small paradise in the Aegean sea, the island of the Goddess of hunting-Diana. Leros has been neglected from tourism until the beginning of the 70's .The last 30 years though the Europeans mostly Italians ,Scandinavians ,Germans ,French and British has discovered that small Paradise that has a particular beauty that is difficult to find on other islands. Leros is a Green island in contrast with the most of the Dodecanese or Cyclades that most of there islands are rocky and dry. You can see obvious the difference as the ferry boat enters the gulf of Laki or if you are coming with the Hydrofoil from Kalymnos to Leros how the nature changes while approaching Leros having a panoramic view at the bays of Vromolithos and Panteli and then entering the port of Agia Marina at the bay of Alinda. Small hills covered from Eucalypt ,Pines and Tamarisk trees ,small beaches hidden on small bights ,an oasis for the tourist that wants something different from the typical major tourist islands like Creta, Rhodes, Kos, Cefalonia Corfu, Mykonos or the volcanic island and most unique of all Santorini . Leros and its people have kept there local character unspoiled from the package holiday tourism.

Although the island was neglected for many years from domestic and international tourism, the last 20 years Leros became a favourite place for many foreign and Greek tourists who have found here a real paradise because the island has its own unique characteristics, culture and architecture and is unspoiled from package tourism. Leros is green, has excellent road network and is one of the few Greek islands, which is alive during summer and winter due to the fact that many Greeks from the mainland living and working here. This is mainly because the island has many public services that employs a large proportion of the population. do not be surprise to learn that Leros after Crete is the richest area in of Greece in per capita income. For these reasons, the island does not rely solely on tourism as many other Greek islands. Do not expect to find on Leros the same tourism that you will find in Skiathos , Paros, Naxos Skopelos, Zante, Mykonos or Santorini, the island of Leros is for rest and relaxation.
In recent years the Greeks have discovered this small paradise, and many people have bought cottages and villas. The island's tourist promotion from the local authorities, celebrity weddings on the island and the filming of television series on Leros has increase the domestic tourism significantly. .

Getting Around: There is a bus service on Leros connecting the villages and the beaches from Platanos. Taxis though is the main transport with low fares. Cars, scooters and boat rentals are also available.
Entertainment On Leros you will find many restaurants, fish taverns, bakeries and confectioneries with traditional Lerian sweets, coffee shops, discos bars and clubs. For the children , many children's amusement parks. For the sports lovers, diving centres ,football stadiums and basketball grounds are available .Leros is ideal for Hiking on lots of small paths up and down the green fertile small hills.

The Educational Cultural Association of Youth of Leros, Artemis organizes frequent events with local dances and music ,theatre plays and art exhibitions.

Tourism:There are daily flights from Athens with Olympic Airlines UK residence you can book online your travel to Leros from our site. Leros has a very good tourist infrastructure, many hotels, apartments and self catering studios, beautiful beaches and perfect roads where you can visit all the resorts of the island in less than an hour. Most streets are covered on both sides with eucalyptus and pine trees making the driving a nice experience.
The island has many attractions to see and many taverns to enjoy local cuisine and fresh fish. Leros is a perfect place for fish because many residents of the coastal villages engaged in fishing. The island has some of the best fishing waters in the Aegean sea.
August is the pick season for the island that is full of Greek and Italian tourists, so those who want to visit Leros this month is good to secure earlier their accommodation and transport (flights and ferries).

Nightlife and entertainment: For those seeking fun and lively nightlife, Leros has a very interesting one. Bars and night clubs with foreign and Greek music, restaurants with live folk music and traditional local songs Lerika keep the tourists until late at night and often until dawn at Agia Marina, Panteli, Lakki and Alinta, there is also a Cinema at Lakki.
Leros unlike other Greek islands has nightlife all year round winter and summer the locals will go to restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs, as the Athenians.

Leros

Leros is an island of Greece in the Dodecanese located south of Samos and north of Kos with a population of 8000 inhabitants and an area of 74 sq.km
Latitude: 37.1500 N Longitude: 26.8500 E
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Hotels in Leros

Our island during the last 20 years has become a Paradise for the tourists that they try to find an alternative Greek island away from the heavy industrialized package tourism islands. The advertising campaign of our island has attracted many travellers and the services of Leros hotels are among the best in the Dodecanese islands ,as e result the last years there have been developed many Hotels on Leros with international top standards .There are some companies that transfer tourism to several Hotels mostly in Alinda and Vromolithos.

Leros Beaches

Alinda Pebbles and sandy beach. Panteli Pebbles and sandy beach. Drymonas Beautiful sandy beach. Plefuti Pebbles and sandy beach. Gourna Large sandy beach. Xirokambos Nice sandy beach. Kryfos Long sandy beach, one of the best in Leros. Panagies Pebble beach. Tourkopigado Pebbles and sandy beach. Kokali Pebbles and sandy beach. Merkies Pebble beach. Koulouki Nice sandy beach.

Travel information

Leros has connections with ferries from Piraeus. Ferries to Leros departing usually at from the North part of Piraeus Port. Arriving from Athens airport with the Metro, you can use the free Bus service witch is located opposite the main entrance of the station at the port. The buses takes you at the ships.
The ferries also connects Leros with Patmos,Lipsi , Kalymnos, Kos and Rhodes. From May till October hydrofoils also connect Leros with Samos, Patmos, Lipsi, Kalymnos, Kos Rhodes, Nisyros and Symi

Panteli leros

Panoramic view of Panteli

Panteli and Vromolithos

agia marina Leros

Agia Marina the port

Agia Marina

alinda

The picturesque small port of Alinda

Alinda

vromolithos beach

Vromolithos beach

One of the most beautiful beaches of Leros

fullmoon in leros

Full moon in Leros

A unique oppotunity to see the August
full moon from Panteli

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