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The island of Leros located in the northern Dodecanese a few miles south of Patmos and Lipsi while in the south it is separated by a relatively narrow sea passage from Kalymnos. The distance from Athens is about 180 nautical miles.
The geographic relief of the island is characterized by small hills and innumerable coves, with the bay of Lakki being the largest natural harbour in the eastern Mediterranean, for that reason in 1932 during the Italian occupation it created the main naval base of Italy in the Dodecanese. Other big bays are Alinda, Gourna, Vromolithos, the bay of Partheni and Blefouti and the bay of Panteli.
The highest altitude is on the peak of Klidi (circa 900 ft), other mountains in Leros are Skoumbarda and Diapori to the south and Apitiki to the east.Many small islands are scattered around Leros such as Agia Kyriaki and Pigianousa opposite Panteli, Archangelos in the north and Glaronisia between Leros and Kalymnos.


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.


There are daily flights from Athens with Olympic Airlines and ferries from Piraeus and many other Aegean Islands.
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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 Art Deco Cinema at Lakki.



lerosIn our page we will introduce our small beautiful island of Leros, its attractions, culture, history, people and its businesses, Hotels and accommodation, travel agencies ,restaurants, shops, cafes, bars and clubs.In our pages you will discover Leros island through our original pictures including several maps of the island as well as useful information about how to spend your leisure time during your holidays, going around, fishing, yachting or diving.


Leros capital city is Agia Marina that in recent years has been connected with Platanos and Panteli to the south on both sides of the slopes of Apitiki hill where is the Castle of Virgin Mary. Krithoni and Alinda are a few km away from Agia Marina they are among the popular tourist resorts with many hotels. Panteli the main tourist attraction of the island, is the picturesque fishing village with a well organised beach, restaurants, fashion shops and many types of accommodation.


panteli lerosLeros 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, Rhodes, Symi and Nisyros.


Leros has about 78 km long lacy coasts with small and isolated bays and coves. There are several beaches mainly with pebbles and some with sand. Many of them are organized with umbrellas, showers and sunbeds and other tourist facilities like, restaurants, taverns and bars. Top beaches are the beach of Panteli, Vromolithos, Alinda, Xirokampos Merikies and Blefouti.


panteli beachThe beach of Panteli is one of the most popular ones , partly pebble and partly sandy the beach of Panteli attracts locals and foreigners from all over the island not only because is very well organised but also because of the local famous fish taverns and restaurants. Read more


vromolithos beachThe beach of Vromolithos located very near to Panteli beach you can go walking from Panteli. There are a bars and a restaurant, sunbeds with umbrellas and sea bicycle rentals. Read more


Alinda beach located circa 2 kilometres from Agia Marina, its is a pebble beach with all kind of facilities umbrellas, showers, sunbeds, mini markets and accommodation units read more