Leros

Dodecanese Islands

Leros in the Dodecanese is a good-sized island with a population of over 8,000. It's one of those places that's become a popular holiday destination for Greeks but is less well-known to overseas travellers, even though it's an attractive island and has its own airport. It also has some good beaches, an impressive castle, a few museums, good dining and hotel options, and several towns and villages worth exploring.

Leros in the Dodecanese Islands of Greece: https://www.greece-travel-secrets.com/Leros.html

A Leros Cat Waits for a Fishing Boat!

Getting to Leros

Flights to Leros

Leros has its own airport and there are several flights per week from Athens (one hour), and a few a week from RhodesKos, and Astypalaia.

Ferries to Leros

There's a daily ferry from Piraeus to Leros, the journey taking about eight hours. There's also a daily ferry from Kos, with a journey time of just over three hours on the slow ferry or less than an hour on the fast connection. Other islands with several ferry connections per week in summer include KalymnosPatmos and Lipsi, all less than an hour away.

Ferries in Greece

Ferries in Greece has an excellent and very thorough website where in addition to checking ferry schedules and times, you can also book tickets and get lots of useful information about travelling by ferry in Greece.

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What to Do on Leros

Platanos is the island capital, and adjoins the port of Agia Marina. Here there's an Archaeological Museum, and also the remains of a magnificent medieval castle. Pandeli Castle is an impressive place with fantastic views all around. Inside the imposing walls is a beautiful church.

Not far from Platanos but on the other side of the island is the town of Lakki, where there are more hotels and restaurants, and a War Museum. North of Agia Marina is Alinda, which has a lovely beach and also a Historic and Folklore Museum.

Pandeli Castle

Where to Stay on Leros

Pandeli
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More Information
For more information on Leros visit the official Leros island website.








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