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Leros Island Sightseeing

Leros Island Sightseeing


The island of Leros is known for its relaxing atmosphere and the family beaches. Most sightseeing on this small island of Dodecanese is restricted to nice villages, beaches and some interesting places to visit. The most characteristic spots of Leros are the traditional windmill in Agia Marina and the Medieval Castle on top of the hill above Pandeli village. Do not also miss the War Museum in Lakki, housed in a true World War II tunnel and the seaside village of Alinda, with the organized beach and the night bars. From the ports of Lakki and Agia Marina depart excursion boats to close islands, such as Leros and Lipsi.
Windmills

Windmills

Although the function of windmills today is not the same as when they were originally created, they still are characteristic constructions of Leros island that attract the interest of visitors.

Flour Mill

Flour Mill

One of the most significant attractions in Leros, however, is the conventional flour mill of the 20th century at the seaside near the entry of the port.

Church of Agios Isidoros

Church of Agios Isidoros

The little chapel is built on the site of an ancient temple, the ruins of which can still be seen behind the altar.

Church of Prophet Elias

Church of Prophet Elias

The Prophet Elias Church is located at the foot of the medieval Pandeli Castle with spectacular views of Agia Marina, the settlement of Platanos and Panteli village in the distance.

The Medieval Castle of Pandeli

The Medieval Castle of Pandeli

The Castle of Pandeli is a strong Medieval fortress overlooking the capital of Leros. It is also known as the Castle of our Lady, which means the Castle of the Virgin Mary

Church of Agia Marina

Church of Agia Marina

Standing only 100m from the port, this beautiful church was constructed in the 1930s. It has a nice facade and two bell towers on each side.

Historical and Folklore Museum

Historical and Folklore Museum

The Historical and Folklore Museum is housed in Bellenis Tower, on the way to Alinda.

Lepida Castle (Paleocastro)

Lepida Castle (Paleocastro)

Xirokambos is an old seaside village. There lies the oldest castle in the history of Leros, the famous castle of Lepida (Paleokastro) found above the settlement.

Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Leros is located next to the primary school of Agia Marina. It is housed in a Neoclassical building of 1882 and hosts a small but interesting collection.

War Museum

War Museum

Opened in 2005, the Leros War Museum is situated in Lakki and constitutes a testament to the weapons of mass destruction and loss of human life in the Second World War.

War Memorial

War Memorial

The War Memorial in Lakki, Leros, commemorates the attack of German bombers on the Greek destroyer Vasilissa Olga (Queen Olga), during the Second World War.

Ecclesiastical Museum

Ecclesiastical Museum

The small but interesting Ecclesiastical Museum of Leros is hosted in the church of Panagia Kastrou (our Lady of the Castle) in the Medieval Castle of Pandeli, which is built on top of a hill overlooking the sea.