Located between the islands of Patmos and Kalymnos, Greek island of Leros is an ideal holiday destination for thirsty absolute tranquility. The coastline of the island will offer you a variety of beaches and the island boasts a typical island villages scattered over its volcanic area from which you can see quite well the neighboring islands.
Tourists visiting this beautiful and quiet island, come to the delight of visiting several warships shipwrecked during World War II, but the main reason due to which all choose this island for their holidays, are its golden beaches and many caves that are ideal for diving enthusiasts. Visitors also enjoy the local festivals, where you can see traditional dances, traditional Greek music to hear and taste the real Greek food.
Hallmark of Leros and its main attraction is the medieval fortress in the island’s capital. This fortress was built in the 10th century by the Byzantine emperor, and was reinforced after the Knights of St. John, and was used to protect the inhabitants of the island from the invading enemies. Throughout its history, the castle served as a place for the observation of the Italian, Turkish and German soldiers who wanted to conquer the island.
Another important attraction of Leros are windmills of the 20th century, situated on the coast, near the port.
One of the major cities of Leros is Agia Marina, which, together with the cities of Platanos and Panteli forms the island’s capital. Agia Marina is a popular tourist resort of the island and its many offers visitors a wide variety of accommodation and facilities for a variety of places for entertainment. Of course, do not expect to see here noisy clubs but many cozy music bars in which you’ll be dancing till the morning to the sounds of Greek and international music, one of the most famous bars are bars Agia Marina Apothiki, Harama and Meltemi. Panteli city also has several interesting places, one of them is a wonderful cafe Castelo, located on one of the beaches in the western part of the city. At the same beach you will find a picturesque piano bar, famous for its fantastic cocktails.
The island’s most popular beach is the beach of Alinda, not less popular and beautiful beaches are also Dio Lisgarya and Panagies and Vromolto beaches and beach town famous for an abundance of Panteli traditional fish taverns.
The Greeks called this island, island fishermen, so stay here, you will get a unique chance to try different kinds of very fresh fish in the many taverns of Leros. Do not miss the chance to taste delicious local astakomakaronada and salted fish from local sweets candy from bitter almonds, and then make a non-alcoholic drink made from sumada also almonds.
Among the hotels in Leros recommend that you pay attention to the hotel Tony’s Beach.
Cozy hotel Tony’s Beach is located near the town of Agia Marina and provides each of its modern rooms with free internet access, television, kitchenette, air conditioning, refrigerator and a private bathroom with a set of toiletries and a hairdryer. The hotel has a pool, hot tub and free parking.
Island location allows you to visit the nearby island of Patmos, so the article “Magical Island of Patmos” as you will find interesting.