How to reach the island of Leros?
Find here important informations about Leros island. Leros is part of the Dodecanese islands and can be easily reached from the island of Kos, Rhodes and Samos. The maritime connections are daily, but you must always take into account possible delays flight / ferry or conditions of wind / sea to have enough time to get to and from the island.
It is not neccesary to book ferry tickets / catamaran if you travel in low season. The ferries that connect the bigger islands with Leros are; Dodecanisos Seaway and Blue Star. Leros has 2 ports, one where large ships dock – Lakki, while in Aghia dock the hydrofoils and catamarans. Leros has an airport that connects the island with daily flights to Athens. The airport is very small and does not offer international connections.
Where to stay in Leros-hotel, apartments and studios
Leros is a small Greek island very popular with Italian tourist for this reason is very busy during the month of August and much quieter during the other summer months. It is an ideal for those looking for the authenticity of the Greek islands, peace of mind, and a relaxing holiday by the sea.
All accommodation in Leros are concentrated in the area of Agia Marina, or in the village of Alinda, Vromilos and Pandeli. The facilities and the services of Leros hotels and apartments are among the best in the Dodecanese islands. Often have few rooms / apartments so it is advisable to book well in advance if you wish to spend a holiday here in high season.
Informations about places to visit
Leros has several important evidence of the fascist period. Will be interesting to see the projects that had ltaly for the Dodecanese, the works that have been performed and the traditions that have been passed down from one population to another. In 2005 the Leros War Museum was opened in Merkia. The museum is located inside an old tunnel made by the Italians during the World War II.
The dinner at the Neromilos is an incredible culinary experience. One of the best seafood restaurants in the Dodecanese offers all the delights that come from the sea. Leros also has one of the most important fish markets in the Dodecanese located behind the tavern. From there, every morning, fresh fish is brought in the largest islands of the Dodecanese.