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Leros

Leros is an island of the Dodecanese archipelago, located 2 km north of Kalymnos. Leros is an island of turbulent and interesting past, and a special importance had in Peloponnesian War, where he was on the side of Athens. Relief of Leros is mainly mountainous, composed of limestone, but very fertile because of the large water resources. Tourism on the island of Leros began to develop in the second half of the 20th century, so the island hasn’t yet succumbed to mass tourism which makes it even more attractive.

The administrative center of the island and the largest settlement is the town of Agia Marina, located in the Gulf on the eastern coast of the island. Agia Marina is a traditional Greek town with distinctive architecture and numerous restaurants, taverns and cafes. On the hill Pitiki, east of the town, is located in a medieval fortress Castro. The main port on Leros is town of Lakki, located in a quiet bay on the southern part of the island. Right from the Lakki port is a marina Leros, capacity of 220 berths with connections for water and electricity.

Leros has several beautiful and organized sandy and pebble beaches, and some of the finest are Panteli, Gurna, Vromolithos, Xirokambos and Kryfos. On Leros is located a small airport which connects island with Athens and the islands of Kalymnos and Astypalaia.