Leros

Platanos the second capital of Leros

platanos lerosPlatanos is the second capital of Leros and is located between Agia Marina and Panteli. From here there the roads that heading down to Agia Marina, to Panteli and up the Castle. In the centre of Platanos is Roussou Square which has a plane tree in the centre.

The old tree was big and there was a fountain but it dried up and in its place there is a relatively new tree.

Right in the Square is the town hall of Leros built in neoclassical style from the beginning of the 20th Century.

Next to the town hall was the Club of Leros which remains closed, it would be a good idea for the Municipality of Leros to undertake the reopening of this beautiful building.

PLATANOS-square-lerosAround the square you will find many shops such as Fylakouri photographic items, Mallorca cosmetics, Leros press centre with newspapers, magazines and OPAP office, two souvlaki restaurants, grocery stores and butchers, the Pastry shop Theikon, the Tahliaburis supermarket, Platanos café and a cigarette stand. Next to the supermarket is the taxi rank and opposite the Bus stop.

Heading to Panteli you will find the main Bakery and electrical and hardware stores as well as a wine cellar and a mini market.
In Platanos, proceeding to the castle, you will find the steps that go up to the Castle of Panagia, the church of Christ and the Church of Agia Paraskevi and Evangelismos.

From Platanos two roads lead to Agia Marina, the first and central is two routes and passes through the high school of Leros, the primary school and the Archaeological Museum of Leros right next to the Primary school.

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