The sea sculpted the coastline of Leros with lavish artistry giving it lacy shores, sandy beaches, protected harbours and a multitude of little islands all around it. Nature here has been endowed with lush vegetation and a landscape of pleasant alternations. History has played an important role on the island since ancient times. The people who have lived there have shown it respect and built monasteries, churches and mansions in a unique architectural style.
This island of 8'500 inhabitants lies in the Dodecanese, on the southeastern adge of the Aegean, neat Patmos and Kos. It has an area of 53 sq. km. and a coastline 71 km long owing to the vigorous carving action of the sea. Today Leros gives one the impression of being one of the last small paradises left the visitor who is seeking rare and untrammelled natural beauty. A serene beauty, which rests the spirit and the senses together in an environment full of harmony, so hospitable it feels intimate from the very first moment.
Leros is connected to Athens by plane from the Elefterios Venizelos Airport. There are regular flights year around. Leros airport lies in the north part of the island, near Partheni.
Leros is also connected to Piraeus and other island by ship, there are regular, daily boats. The distance is 171 nautical miles and the trip takes from 8 to 11 hours.