Getting to Leros Island

You can get to Leros by Plane or Ferry Boat depending on where you are.

From Athens:
Daily flights from Athens International Airport with < Olympic Airlines >.

From Pireas Port:
Daily Ferries to Leros with < Blue Star Ferries >

From neighboring Islands:
You can fly from abroad to Kos, Samos or Rhodes and take the boat to Leros.

From Turkey:
From Bodrum in Turkey you can get to Kos in 20 min and from there take the boat to Leros

Useful Phone Numbers

Leros Coast Guard 22470-22224, 23256
Piraius Coast Guard 210-4226000
Olympic Air (Leros) 22470-22777
Olympic Air (Athens) 210-9666666
Leros Municipality 22473-60200
Police Station 22470-22222
Taxi Station 22470-22550, 23070
Hospital 22470-23300
Telecomunication office (OTE) in Leros 22470-22899
Post Office 22470-22929

Useful links

Official web site of Leros Municipality leros.gr
Information about Leros Island leros.com.gr
Leros Hospital leros-hospital.gr
International airport of Athens (E. Venizelos) aia.gr
Leros Municipality - Museums leros-museums.gr
Βlue Star Ferries bluestarferries.com
Dodecanesos Seaways 12ne.gr
Olumpic Air olympicairlines.gr
Aegean aegeanair.com

 

Anemos Studios - LOCATION

Few words about Leros Island

Leros is an island in South Aegean and belongs to the prefecture of Dodecanese. It is located between the islands of Patmos and Lipsi in the North and Kalymnos (1 nautical mile) in the South.

The distance from Piraeus is 179 nautical miles and 7 nautical miles from the coast of Asia Minor. It is an area of 54.6 km2 and the coastal length is 83.75 km revealing a rich marine partition of its coasts shaping deep gulfs and bays.

The most important gulfs are the gulf of Lakki, the biggest of the island and one of the safest harbours in the Mediterranean which during the Italian possession of Dodecanese was used as a navy yard due to its natural suitability, the shallow gulf in Partheni with three successive coves and in Plefouti, both of them protected from the northern winds having the islands Strongyli and Archangelos to function as natural breakwaters. The bays in Alinda, Xerokambos and Pandeli are also remarkable, while there are ideal for swimming beaches in smaller bays through the coastline.

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The Municipality of Leros consists of one Municipal Apartment that includes, according to the National Statistical Service Of Greece:

* the island Leros

* the islands Lebitha and Farmakonisi,

that have resident population the islands Archangelos, Belona, Glaros, Maura, Megalo Libadi, Piganousa, Plaka, Strongyli and Trypiti, that do not have resident population. In the centre of the island two powerful poles that assemble all public services are found:

the built-up area of Aghia Marina and Lakki, connected via the main road axis of the island. The settlement Aghia Marina is the Municipality’s capital, and the town plan includes three smaller settlements – neighbourhoods: Aghia Marina in the North beach of the central part of the island, Platanos between the Kastro hill and Merovigli hillock, and Pandeli in the cove of the homonym bay. It has a port, used sometimes alternatively by the passenger ships when weather conditions don’t allow the approach in the main port of the island in Lakki.

In the coastal area recreation units are developed and the centre of the town is located lengthwise the main road axis. One out of the four Primary Schools, two Kindergartens and a High school, the Town Culture Enterprise, an Archaeological Museum accommodated in a neoclassic preservable mansion, the Revenue Office, Post Office, Phone Company, Bank, a local radio station and Police department are found in Aghia Marina.

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Around Platano’s square and in the streets that lead to it, and to a smaller degree lengthwise the central road axis, recreation units were developed. In a neoclassical building at the square the services of Leros Municipality are found. The building is located in a suitable area but is insufficient for the development of the Municipal services. Next to this building the Public Library and the Historical Files of Leros are accommodated. The building of the Greek Phone Company is found in the main road axis to Aghia Marina. The shops cover the permanent and seasonal demand of food and tourist services and apply to the total of the island’s residents and visitors.

The coastal Pandeli does not have a full region of recreation services, but lengthwise the alluring beach units of dining and recreation have been developed. Scattered houses existed at both ends of the settlement and at seaside areas with a particular natural beauty which developed, without forming constituted settlements, into two built-up units used as tourist facilities and seasonal residences, Krithoni and Vromolithos, both of them not included in the approved town-plan although they are suburban regions of the islands capital.

In the centre of the settlement, that is common with the one of the city designed by the Italians, the following services are in development: Retail trade, Dining and recreation, Public and Municipal services (Port Authority, Police, Town Corporation of Water Supply and Drainage), Education Units (two kindergartens, primary school, high school and Technological School). In the mild hills north of the settlement several built-up areas were developed: Aghios Ioannis Theologos in the area of the homonym Byzantine Church and Kamaraki, which are suburbs of Lakki, and Myloi - Plaka, a large area with few houses, which lacks organisation and infrastructure. These built-up units constitute the suburban area of Lakki and all of their services depend on it.

Partheni in the North and Xerokambos in the South are the two most remote settlements that settle the main road network of the island. They are fishing villages with limited tourist action and they are dependable on the island’s centres due to their small distance from them. In the West, in Gourna Gulf, the settlement Drymonas, even though it is located next to Lakki, is mainly accessed through the North branch of the main road network Leros is classified among the tourist developing islands, while providing at the same time other productive activities and exploitable resources. According to the proposed classification of built-up areas, it is characterized as a local centre that will serve, along with Patmos, North Dodecanese. Reducing the current level of dependency by making the island sufficient in social and technical infrastructures and services is the main aim along with properly organising the transportation, especially the coastal lines.

Leros Map - Location of Anemos Studios

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