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Interesting Facts

37°09′N 26°51′E

COORDINATES

54,052 km²

AREA

82 kms.

COAST LENGTH

7.917

POPULATION

(+) 22470

TELEPHONE CODE

85200

POSTAL CODE

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AIRPORT / INT.

HELIPORT

GMT +2:00

TIME ZONE

Platanos

CAPITAL

LEROS

PORT

HOSPITAL

HEALTH CARE INFO

Leros Map

Leros

Leros has not the landscapes of Santorini, the nightlife of Mykonos, or the beaches of Milos, but it has an unexpected character, and is much loved by those looking for authenticity and tranquility in the Greek islands far from mass tourism. Nestled between Kos and Samos, Leros is one of the last unpoilt Greek isles. This Dodecanese gem has 20th century Italian influences as well as charming fishing villages, beautiful beaches, a war tunnel museum, ancient wrecks, and very rich history. The long history of Leros is depicted in the many sights around the island, such as the Medieval Castle and the interesting museums packed with artifacts that are hundreds of years old.

What is most fascinating in Leros is the architecture. Back in 1912, the Italians conquered the entire Dodecanese islands for its strategic location. In that period, they transformed the island, especially Laki, with their rationalist art deco architecture. It is not what travelers expect to find on a Greek island, but it certainly does not lack any charm. Dotted around Leros you will find churches of all sizes and from all periods, and hiking trails that will take you to crystal beaches. Thanks to its climate, clear waters, modern history, and the many shipwrecks that have been found in the surrounding sea, Leros is considered a premier wreck diving site. Time here is not rushed, siesta is observed daily, and the attitude is friendly and relaxed. If you are looking for a relaxing summer destination and an authentic Greek island experience in this corner of the Aegean, Leros should be on top of your bucket list.

Leros is a Greek island in the southern Aegean Sea. It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands and the 9th largest island of of the Dodecanese Islands. The distance between Leros and Piraeus Port is about 160 nautical miles.

The name Leros is presumed to come from the word “levros” which means smooth. Unlike the mountainous and rocky Kalymnos, Leros has a smooth and fertile soil.

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Things to Do

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Leros villages

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Leros Beaches

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Leros Footpaths

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Leros Marina

MARINA

1

CAMPING

Yes

BUSLINE

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Travel Instructions

Getting Around

HOW TO GET AROUND LEROS | Car Rental, Bus. Taxi, Scooter / ATV / Bike

Rentals: The main means of transportation on the island are by car or scooter which can be rented from a number of places. You can pick up a car or scooter from the port, the airport or have it delivered to your accommodation. To rent a car in Greece, you need to have an EU driver license or an international license. Bus: If you are on a budget, you can use the bus service to get around the island. Leros has a good bus service that connects all key points on the island. The bus is the most affordable way to travel, and tickets cost just a few euros. In high season, there are many buses throughout the day, but in low season the bus service stops early. Taxi: You can pick up a taxi at the Leros taxi station near the port or call one for door-to-door service. There are plenty of taxis around the island and prices are fair. Taxis are ideal for short trips when buses are not running or if you want a faster service. Bike: If you are fan of adventure and want to cover as much of Leros as possible, then you could explore the island on a bike or e-bike. Although Leros is quite flat compared to many other Greek islands, if you are not interested in getting sweaty or feeling exhausted, an e-bike might be the way to go.

Upcoming Events

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  • 17 Jul 2024

    The Feast of Agia Marina

  • 15 Aug 2024

    Feast of Our Lady

  • 27 Aug 2024

    Feast of St. Fanourios and Wine Festival

  • 23 Jun 2025

    Feast of Αgios Ioannis Klidonas