Leros is a charming small island (with some inviting small hotels/bed and breakfasts) which has blissfully stayed off the beaten tourist track. Many visitors are regulars, mainly Greek, who spend their August vacations here, but during the rest of the year, you will see few holiday makers on the island. Come to Leros to explore the hilly landscape on foot, to visit charming villages, museums and medieval castles and to see the Italian rationalist architecture of Lakki, a legacy of 3 decades of Italian occupation. Check out the historical flour mill exhibition centre at Agia Marina.
What to do on Leros
Beaches are not a main attraction of Leros, but there are some nice ones with (darkish) sand, shallow waters and trees for shade. There are two scuba-diving schools (and 7 shipwrecks to explore) and local fishermen can take you to discover the nearby uninhabited islets and deserted beaches. If you are into rock climbing, there are two good quality crags on the island (Punta Bianca near Panteli and Xirokampos). If you have time, make a daytrip to Patmos to visit the Monastery of St John the Theologian.
Small hotels and other special places to stay in Leros