Beaches on Leros Greek Island
has 77 kilometres of coastline indented with huge lake-like bays and
tiny secluded coves. There are long sandy beaches well served with all
the usual tourist facilities but it's still possible to find tranquil
spots far from the madding crowds.
nearest beach to the main
is Koulouki, 500 metres west along the coast. A taverna opens in the
summer months and pine trees offer shade from the midday sun. If you
don't want to be bothered by the comings and goings of the ferries,
travel another kilometre further west to the beach at Merikia which also
has a taverna.
and Vromolithos, three kilometres north east of Lakki, are on the
shoreline of beautiful
which is the island's fastest growing resort area. Pandeli is a
picturesque working fishing port where the local fishermen spread their
nets on the pier and visiting yachties come ashore for a feast of fresh
seafood. There are some fine fresh fish tavernas here with tables right
on the beach. Try Psarapoula for superb seafood or head up to Dimitris,
near the main road next to Hotel Rodon, which is one of the best
tavernas on the island. The restaurant offers a first class selection of
mezedes (Greek appetisers), scrumptious chicken cooked in retsina and
spicy, locally made Lerian sausages.
Vromolithos, a short walk south west along the coast, is a lovely
shingle beach backed by hillsides studded with ancient oak trees. Like
many of the island's beaches, you have to cross a sharp reef to reach
kilometre north of the island's capital Platanos lies the pretty
, dominated by the huge crusader castle and six windmills on the hill.
This is the entry and exit point for catamarans and fast boats and
suffers from an often violent wind which whips table napkins and
restaurant receipts from the waterfront tavernas. It's one of the best
places to eat on the island and has the only nightlife to speak of but
the more popular beaches lie
along the bay.
of Agia Marina, is the island's longest establishment seaside resort and
boasts the best tourist facilities include a wealth of watersports,
leisure activities, hotels and tavernas. The long, tree-lined sandy
beach gets busy in high season but if you walk beyond the main resort
area you'll be able to find some quieter coves. Nearby Krithoni attracts
not only sun worshippers but also visitors to the
, on the waterfront, which contains the graves of 179 British, two
Canadian and two South African servicemen.
the northern end of the island there's tranquil
, shaded by tamarisk trees and overlooking a huge, virtually landlocked
bay. The main
Bay, to the west of Blefoutis, is less appealing but you can find some
pretty coves if you walk further along the coast.
on the west coast has the longest sandy beach on the island and is far
less developed than the east coast resorts.
the southern tip of Leros you'll find the pleasant sandy
- a popular spot for day trippers from the neighbouring
. Panos Diving Club, located in an olive grove about 750 metres back
from the beach, offers courses for beginners and excursions for
Day Visits Leros
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