Leros

A goddess in the endless blue

Leros
Leros
Leros
Leros

Description

A true beauty, the island of Leros relaxes its visitor with its green hills, the beautiful sandy beaches, the picturesque villages and the historical monuments. This small paradise on the edge of the Aegean keeps its identity offering rest, good food, magical surroundings, hospitable people, away from the busy tourist destinations.

The island's particular geographical landscape is a combination of small hills and innumerable coves. Laki Bay is the largest natural harbor in the Eastern Mediterranean. There are many islands scattered around Leros such as Agia Kyriaki, Pianousa, Archangelos and Glaronisia.

Ancient Greek writers have recorded that on the northern coast of Leros the goddess Artemis was worshiped. The traces of the sanctuary dedicated to Artemis were located south of the present settlement of Partheni and date back to Hellenistic times.

Although the island is small it has many settlements and beaches for every taste. In Alinda, Panteli, Xerokampos, Blefouti, Two Lissaria, Vromolithos and Gourna are the organized beaches of the island. In most of them, there are taverns where you can taste fresh fish. Also, there are countless small isolated beaches that you will probably find easier either by boat or hiking.

Attractions
Castle of Virgin Mary

Castle of Virgin Mary

The Castle of Panagia (or Panteli Castle) is Byzantine and was built in the 10th or 11th centuries. It is located at an altitude of about 600 meters. In 1300, the Knights of St. John defeated Leros, and they used the castle after some reinforcement work done.

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Αrchaeological Museum

Αrchaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Leros is located in Agia Marina. There are remarkable exhibits such as inscriptions, grave markers, coins, mosaics and pots, exhibits from the Classical period as well as objects from the Early Christian period.

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Τhe "Tunnel"  War Museum

Τhe "Tunnel" War Museum

The War Museum of Leros is located in an underground tunnel, making it a unique exhibition place in Greece.

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Saint Isidoros

Saint Isidoros

It is a picturesque chapel that is built on an island in the sea and is connected to the land by a small corridor, next to the old submerged port in the area of Kokkalis.

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Windmills - Platanos

Windmills - Platanos

In the capital of Platanos, the windmills dominate the top of the hill. From there, you will see the magnificent view of the open sea.

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Church of Virgin Mary (Kavouradena)

Church of Virgin Mary (Kavouradena)

The picturesque chapel of Panagia Kavouradena is considered one of the most beautiful of the island.

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