Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Leros Island1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Leros Island with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Leros Island areaThis Leros Island map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Leros Island and surroundings
Greece - moving around the countryIf you want to control your journey by yourself, you can rent a car or a motorcycle. Roads in major cities are quite nice, but in the suburbs, the prime coat predominates. With a rented car, you can also travel by ferry. The cost of paying for such a transportation is extremely high; it’s at least 80 euros. Carrying a motorcycle will cost as much as a passenger ticket. It is also possible to rent a bicycle. However, not everyone will be able to move around a city, as the relief of Greece is very hilly. Moreover, there are no dedicated bike lanes. Although, car drivers are quite respectful of the two-wheeled members of the road traffic. … Open
Nature and parks of GreeceSamaria Gorge is the largest in Europe; its length is about 18 kilometers. It is located on the island of Crete that is one of the most picturesque islands in the country. There is the national park of the same name. The gorge was inhabited since ancient times. You can still find the ruins of the temples of Apollo and Artemis; in the 4th century BC, it housed the city of Tarra. The park has a rich flora and fauna. The forest is inhabited by a rare Kri-Kri goat, which can be found only in the mountains of Crete. Among the animals in the park, you can meet badgers, wild cat, marten, and various birds. … Open
Photogallery of Leros Island sights
Our guide to Leros Island
Leros Island for children - what to visit
The capital of the island, the city of Platanos, is much more ancient than Lakkion. Be sure to take your child to the Kastro's castle. It will appeal not only to older children who know about knights from the history books but also to kids who like to present themselves as brave warriors or beautiful princesses. Going up to the castle, look into the uppermost windmill, located on the road to the fortress. There … Open
Shopping, streets and outlets
As an inexpensive, but memorable souvenir you can buy shells or products from them. A more practical option would be a sea sponge. It is better to buy a sponge on the market, where they are sold with a minimal chemical treatment. Many tourists buy clothes and shoes from the local firms that are not too well known outside Greece. You can see their products in any small store in the cities of Leros. As a rule, there … Open
Travelers who are looking for complete privacy should pay attention to the nearby beaches of Dhrymonas and Kokali. Due to the significant distance from the major tourist centers, vacationers are rare there, so nothing disturbs from enjoying peaceful atmosphere and admiring natural attractions. Lakki resort is very popular among beach goers, as there are two lovely beaches – Merkia and Koulouki – on its … Open
Travel guide to Leros Island
Fans of scuba diving will find it interesting to make a visit to Dodecanese – coastal waters near the village are rich in exotic marine creatures. Beginner divers who only start mastering scuba diving will be able to see colorful fish and many other marine creatures. Experienced divers will also be not disappointed as there are sites for deep diving in the area. Sunken warships are the main landmarks of these … Open
Traditions and mentality of Leros Island
In many respects, the hospitality of the local residents is dictated by the notion of honor, preserved by the Greeks to this day. Though the notion that it is not good to deceive the neighbor, and the word must be kept and the obligations fulfilled first of all affects the family and friends, the overwhelming majority of the local residents also treats travelers openly. In some taverns, tourists can even pay for … Open
Cuisine and top restaurants
They mostly drink here fruit juices, mineral and plain water. Coffee is very popular. Local coffee is always prepared from robusta grains, served with thick foam in a special cup called "kupake" along with a glass of water. Frappe along with sugar and milk and espresso is also quite popular. Tea is not popular on the island. From alcoholic drinks it is worth trying local wine, especially white retsina and its pink … Open