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Leros is a green, small paradise of an island of Greece in the Dodecanese located south of Samos and north of Kos, with a population of 8000 inhabitants. According to mythology, Leros island was where goddess Artemis would go for hunting, as it had a rich population in deer.
Despite the fact that the island was overseen for a long time from domestic and global tourism, the most recent 20 years Leros turned into a most beloved spot for many foreigners as well as Greek vacationers who have found here a genuine heaven in light of the fact that the island has its own particular, one of a kind attributes, culture and architecture and is unspoiled from bundle tourism. Leros is vibrant, has an excellent street system and is one of the few Greek islands which is alive both amid summer and winter because numerous Greeks from the territory are living and working here.
Leros is a luscious island, full of vegetation, in contrast to a large portion of the Dodecanese or Cyclades, as the vast majority of there islands are rough and dry. You can see clear the distinction as the ferry boat enters the bay of Laki or on the off chance that you are accompanying the Hydrofoil from Kalymnos to Leros. The nature progresses gradually while approaching Leros, having a spectacular panoramic view at the bays of Vromolithos and Panteli and afterward entering the port of Agia Marina at the bay of Alinda. Charming hills, that seem beautifully garnished with Eucalypt, Pines and Tamarisk trees, small beaches stowed away on little bights, an oasis for the foreigners that require something other than what's expected from the common significant traveler islands like Creta, Rhodes, Kos, Cefalonia, Corfu, Mykonos or the volcanic island and most novel of all Santorini .
Leros and its kin have kept their local color unspoiled from the bundle occasion tourism. The island of Leros is acclaimed for its traditional windmills and the picturesque villages. Many old windmills have been restored into hotels and offer great accommodation. In recent years, Leros is developing as a scuba diving destination.
A noteworthy landmark, The Medieval Castle of Pandeli in Leros, is a strong Medieval fortress overlooking the capital of Leros. Also known as the Castle of our Lady, which means the Castle of Virgin Mary, it is a treat for many tourists’ eyes. Over the years, this Byzantine fortress, that survives well until today, has become the trademark of the island. The Castle gives a splendid view to the above mountainous landscape, the sea and the charming villages of Leros island. Another important landmark is The War Museum of Leros, Dodecanese, opened in 2005. The Museum is located in Lakki and constitutes a demonstration of the weapons of mass demolition and loss of human life in the Second World War. Leros was viewed as a passage of the Mediterranean and was first under the fascist regime of Italy for 31 years, amid which the Italians had created key maritime bases on the island.
For those looking for the sake of entertainment and energetic nightlife, Leros has an exceptionally fascinating one. Bars and night clubs with foreign and Greek music, restaurants with live folk music and traditional local songs, Lerika keeps the travelers until late night and frequently until sunrise at Agia Marina, Panteli, Alinta and Lakki, the last of which also hosts a Cinema. In addition to this, many local songs of Leros are among the most famous traditional (nisiotika) music of Greece. The most acclaimed are Pote tha'nixoume pania, Mes tou Aegeou ta nisia and Proutzos. Lerikos is the name of a local dance which enchants and dazzles visitors each time, making this region of Greece a vibrant, melodic destination.
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