Discover the island of Artemis
An island of untouched natural beauty and great harmony
Leros is an island in the South Aegean and belongs to the Prefecture of the Dodecanese. It is lies between Patmos and Leipsi to the north and Kalymnos to the south.It is 179 nautical miles from Greece’s main port Pireaus and 7 nautical miles from the coast of Asia Minor (Turkey). Leros covers an area of 53 wuare kilometres with a long coastline of 71 metres filled with beautiful pristine beaches. Along the coastal areas many large natural gulfs and bays have evolvedas a result of intense sea activity along its shores.
Thanks to sea’s intensity, Leros today is one of the last small, island paradises for all visitors searching for peace combined with a traditional way of life. It provides peace of mind and body surrounded by a wonderfully hospitable enviroment that will make you feel at home right from the first moment. This is the local inhabitants of the island emphatically declare. “Those who experience the island will never forget it”.
The temple of Artemis, The Panteli Castle or Kastro, The “Tunnel” War Museum, The Church of Virgin Mary, The Castle of Lepidon at Xirocambo, The Archaeological Museum, The Folkloric Museum and many others…
How to arrive in Leros
You can come to Leros by airplane from Athens or by ferry boat from Piraeus, the islands of the northern and eastern Aegean, Kavala, Rhodes, and the other Dodecanese islands…
There are a lot of flights from Athens to Leros each week, depending on the season. The flight lasts appx. 1 hour and the airport of Leros is located in Partheni on the northern part of the island.
By ferry boat from Piraeus to Leros there are many sailings in the summer. Distance 171 nautical miles. For exact sea schedules CLICK HERE