Travel to Leros, a real refuge of peace and tranquility
In the SE corner of the Aegean between Patmos and Kalymnos is Leros, a small and picturesque island of the Dodecanese, known for its great historical and cultural tradition. Remarkable historical monuments are harmoniously combined with a natural landscape with constant alternations and a lacy coastline, which hides crystal blue beaches, composing all together, an idyllic setting of peace and tranquility, which attracts the interest of thousands of tourists who are looking for an earthly paradise in the middle of the Aegean.
Scattered traditional settlements along the coastline, as well as in the lowland inland of the island, welcome every visitor, with their elegant nobility, with the capital Agia Marina impressing with its beautiful mansions, picturesque squares and busy port. Platanos, the Upper town of Agia Marina, still reflects its refined nobility, while Lakki, the largest natural port in the Mediterranean, is admired for its extremely fascinating architectural appearance.
The City Hall building, the beautiful hotel of Rome and the circular square with the famous Clock Tower in its center stand out. In the settlement of Partheni, there was the famous temple of Artemis, at the time that Xerokampos is dominated by Paleokastro, the oldest fortress complex of Leros, which with the remains of its imposing walls and the church of Panagia inside, are undeniable martyrs of religious tradition of the place. In the pine-covered Alinda, the tower of Belleni hosts the exceptional Folklore and History Museum of the island, while in the cosmopolitan Panteli, luxury yachts dock in the calm waters of the picturesque small port. The stunning beaches at Vromolithos, Agia Marina, Panteli and Alinda, compose the pieces of an earthly paradise and with the view they offer to the open horizon of the Aegean, establish Leros in a destination that captivates the senses and fulfills every expectation.
Food and local cuisine
The local cuisine in Leros is full of local specialties with pure, local products. The gastronomic scene of the island is dominated by fresh fish and seafood, shellfish, as well as pastries and delicacies. Octopuses, squid and sea urchins are cooked in many variations, while it is worth trying the fine cheeses (mizithra), thyme honey and fine local wine, as well as the wide variety of pastries (tomato, quince, eggplant), famous snacks, (donuts) and drink soumada.
When to visit Lero
Travel to Leros during the summer months and enjoy your swim in the wonderful beaches of the island, diving, hiking and other nature activities.
How to use transportation in Leros
Moving from/ to Leros
By air from Athens and by ferry from Piraeus. Leros is connected by ferry to the other islands of the Dodecanese, Ikaria and Samos, with regular services, especially during the summer.
Transportation to Leros is available by road, by private or rental car. Discover the beauties of the settlements and the nature that surrounds them, through beautiful walking routes. Alternatively rent a motorbike.