Best villages and beaches in Leros

Leros is a small island on the south eastern side of the Aegean Sea, with traditional villages and relaxing beaches. The main villages in Leros are Platanos (the capital town), Panteli, Agia Marina and Lakki, while tourist places include Agia Marina, Alinda, Panteli and Vromolithos. Leros villages has authentic architecture with Medieval and Neoclassical elements. Especially Lakki is a place with evident Neoclassical style and a large natural port. The port villages in Leros, where the ferry arrives, are Lakki and Agia Marina.

Apart from cozy villages, the island also has nice beaches. The beaches in Leros are actually small bays, mosty with pebbled seashore and trees that provide natural shade. Some Leros beaches are organized, while few others are totally secluded and can be reached only by foot. Here are the most famous villages and beaches in Leros. Each location is presented with detailed text, map and occasionally photos and close sightseeing.

View to the beautiful and tourist village of Agia Marina in Leros island, Dodecanese
Agia Marina is a beautiful seaside village and a main tourist place in Leros island, Greece. Agia Marina is also a commercial port of Leros, along with Lakki which is the other port town of the island. Spread around a nice port, this picturesque village of Leros has typical architecture with traditional houses, elegant buildings and paved paths. The most typical spot of Agia Marina is the old windmill at the port promenade, partly restored today. In the centre of the village is a large church dedicated to Saint Marina that hosts an important festival (panigiri) every year on its name day, on...
The small church of Agios Isidoros is the landmark of Alinda in Leros island
Alinda is a lovely tourist village on the northern side of Leros island, just 3 km from the villages of Platanos and Agia Marina. In fact, Alinda is among the most tourist places in Leros Dodecanese. It is easy to access from the airport and the port of Agia Marina. Visitors shall find all kind of tourist facilities in Alinda, including family hotels, seaside studios and apartments. Along the beach promenade of Alinda are taverns, cafeterias and few bars for a lounge drink at night. On one side of the village is a large sandy beach, organized with umbrellas and sunbeds and with few trees for...
The port promenade of Lakki in Leros Greece is a nice place for relaxing walks
Lakki is a picturesque village on the southern side of Leros island, spread around a large natural port. Due to this large port, Lakki has become one of the two commercial ports of Leros (the one is Agia Marina), where ferries from Athens and other Greek islands arrive. As this is one of the largest natural ports in the Mediterranean Sea, Lakki was largely used as a stopover and shelter of military ship fleets. A large historical event that took place on September 26th, 1943 (during World War II) in the Gulf of Lakki involved the sinking of the Greek destroyer HMS Queen Olga by German bombers....
The traditional village and the Medieval Castle of Panteli in Leros Greece
Panteli (or Pandeli) is a large fishing village on the north eastern side of Leros island. Over the years, Panteli has expanded and today it is almost attached to the two neighboring villages, Agia Marina and Platanos. Constructed around a natural bay, Panteli has a small fishing port where boats and private yachts moor in summer, traditional houses and nice promenades along the sea. Shops, cafeterias and taverns are scattered around the village as well as small studios and family apartments with nice view. Right next to the fishing port of Panteli is a small beach organized with sun beds and...
The small church of Panagia Kavouradena is found just a short walk from Xirokampos beach, Leros island
Xirokampos is a large beach on the southern side of Leros island, Dodecanese. It is located 3 km from the port village of Lakki and 9 km from the tourist place of Agia Marina. The large bay of Xirokampos has crystal waters and soft pebbles on the shore. Part of the beach of organized with sun beds and umbrellas, while the largest part is non-organized. Few taverns and Leros beach studios line up the beach of Xirokampos and provide a nice tourist atmosphere, especially for families with kids and people who enjoy quiet holiday places. Close to Xirokampos is one of the most beautiful churches of...
Platanos is a nice seaside village considered the administrative capital of Leros island. With interesting urban structure, Platanos has both small traditional houses and Neoclassical mansions. Most houses and buildings are painted in vibrant colours creating a cheerful atmosphere. Narrow paved paths cross the old centre of the village where visitors can see small houses with flowered yards. Over the years, Platanos has developed few tourist facilities, including upscale hotels, restaurants and cafeterias. There are also many shops and local services, such as banks and taxis. The terminal of...
Vromolithos is one of the most favorite beaches in Leros island, Greece. It is located very close to the town of Panteli and can be accessed even on a short walk from there. With crystal waters and small pebbles, Vromolithos beach has developed into a nice tourist place over the years, although it has not lost its natural charm. Part of Vromolithos beach in Leros is organized with sun beds, umbrellas, beach bars and seaside taverns. Some trees along the beach offer natural shade. In walking distance from the beach visitors shall also find nice family accommodation in Leros, including hotels,...