Sailing in Leros

Information for sailing in Leros, moorings and Jetties

leros-sailing Leros is an attractive destination for sailing, every summer hundreds of yachts approach the jetties and moorings of the island. Most of the sailing boats come from the coasts of Turkey, Kos and Samos.

In Lakki of Leros there are two Marinas (Evros Marina – Agmar Marine). In the Panteli – Vromolithos bay there is a small jetty and you will be protected from northerly winds.

In Blefuti you will find 4 jetties, but also dry docks on its South East side. It does not provide shelter from southeast and east winds. The bay of Partheni and specifically the smaller inner bay Kalo Pigadi, offers safety in all weathers.

The bay of Alinda is protected from the southerly and south-westerly winds and there is a jetty.

Getting around Leros by sailling boat

The circumnavigation of Leros hides many surprises, not only around the coasts but also offshore, as the wider sea area is full of islets of rare natural beauty, such as Levitha, Kinaros and Glaros to the W, Archangelos to the N, Mikro and Megalo Livadi in the NE, while Farmakonissi is also nearby.

The strait of Archangelos between the island of the same name and Leros is a wonderful fishing spot and is suitable for tying a rod in case the weather turns bad. Archangelos has three beautiful beaches. In the first there is still an old jetty.

Further east are the rock islands of Trypiti and Strogyli with amazing waters for swimming. There are several dry areas and great care is required when approaching the first one, while near the second one, at a depth of 6 m., the corpse of a German landing party of the Second World War can be seen.

The next rocky islet is located to the E, opposite the bay of Pantelis and is dedicated to Agia Kyriaki hosting the chapel of the same name. It is worth being here for sunset.

Further south, in the strait between Leros and Kalymnos, if the 3 rock islands (Velona, Mikro and Megalo Glaronisi) were slightly larger, then the two islands would have been united. Dry weather is dangerous here too. In Vagia and Agios Nikolaos bays there are two hidden beaches, with fine pebbles and sand respectively, ideal for swimming and isolation.

Lakki is one of the safest anchorages in the Mediterranean when the Southwest, North and East winds are not blowing.
Whenever one of the above-mentioned winds blows strongly, a boucadaur is introduced, a fact that you must take into account if you tie a rod.

There are two private marinas in Lakki, one in the North and one near the commercial port with refueling, wintering and repair services.

Other moorings

The bay of Alinda has a jetty and is the most suitable when S and SW winds prevail. In Partheni, the innermost cove of Kalo Pigadi is safe in all weathers. Anchorage is also possible in the bay of Panteli and Vromolithos, both protected from the north winds, as well as in the shallow bay of Gourna.

The rock islands of Plaka, Pigianousa, Strogyli, Mavra, Glaros, Megalo Livadi, Trypiti, Velona, Faradonisia, Glaronisia have been designated as places of special natural beauty.

The islands of Archangelos, Faradonisia, Leriko and Mikro and Megalo Glaronisi have joined the community network of Natur 2000 protected areas.