Leros is a tranquil and unspoiled island of the Dodecanese with beautiful white sandy bays and coves, located between the islands of Patmos and Kalymnos. Leros has remained low key and uncrowded, making it ideal for quiet, peaceful, uninterrupted exploring. And it certainly is large enough to explore; it’s a fair sized island for one that’s so unknown to the UK tourist trade. It’s managed to slip under the radar of the developers and remains as Greek and unspoilt as it was way back in the day.
Spend your days wandering around the picturesque whitewashed villages and enchanting coves. That is, if you can tear yourself away from the pristine white sands of the beach! If you’re a beach lover, then you simply have to stay at Alinda, the islands longest beach, situated near the newly restored 19th Century villa, Archontiko Angelou.
Meander through the pretty town of Platanos, the main town on the island. Make sure you spend time exploring the traditional windmills, fortresses and narrow lanes dotted with large antiquated mansions as these truly do sum up life on Leros.
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