An easy guide for how to get to Leros by Ferry, schedules and prices for the Ferry to Leros and recommendations for public transportation and services. Explore the website and find all necessary details for the Ferry to Leros; Connected Routes with departures and frequency, Accommodation options with real-time Availability and helpful tips for transfer opportunities in Leros!
How to get to Leros by ferry
- Overnight ferries leave Piraeus port (Athens) taking around 12 hours to arrive in Lakki port.
- Regular catamaran and flying dolphins inter-island ferries leave from Patmos, Kalymnos, Kos, Nisyros, Symi and Rhodes daily and they arrive in Agia Anna port (by bad weather conditions they may stop at Lakki port on the west coast).
How many ports in Leros?
Leros has two main ports:
- Long route and overnight ferry services usually call in the port of Lakki.
- Smaller boats tie up at Agia Anna in the south.
Public transportation services on Leros
Leros road links
- The Leros road network is acceptable; the Italians who occupied in the island in the last war have developed pretty good roads on all island. Even the beaches to the north of the island have decent road links.
Public Bus Services on Leros
There are 2 local buses that can take you from Platanos to Lakki, Xerokambos, Alinda, Kamara and Partheni.
- From Pera Gialos a bus travels every 30 minutes in July and August (4 times daily rest months) to Chora and Livadi (cost approx. 1,40 Euro)
- From Chora and Pera Gialos in every hour for the months July and August (3 times daily rest months) to Analipsi / Maltezana for approx. 1.50 Euro via Marmari beach.
- Bus station: is in Platanos village right opposite the Taxi station.
Taxis on Leros
There are several taxis as well as offices where they rent cars and bikes.
- In Platanos village
- In Lakki port
- Phones: +30 2247022550, +30 2247023070
Tip: Most of the hotels on Leros have their own minibus and will transfer you from the hotel to the port or vice versa. Try ringing them to find out if this service is available!
Note: All above information for Leros was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.
Schedules, prices and availability
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Book in advance your ferry to Leros
Arrange your ferry journey in advance
It is very important that you have organized your ferry to or from Leros in advance, having arranged all the details. You don't want something to go wrong, and you can achieve perfect holidays with a great organization. In addition to hotel accommodation and air-tickets, when you book the boat tickets to or from Leros you know that everything is under control even before leaving home.
There are many reasons why you should arrange to book in advance your ferry to Leros. Here are some of the most important:
Pay for Hotel in Leros without using it!
During the high season in Greece, and especially in July and August, it is likely that you won't find ferry tickets to popular destinations, such as Leros, if you don't book them in advance. So, don't make the mistake to book your hotel on Leros without having booked the ferry pass to/from Leros. The last thing you want is to get to the port and not find an available ferry to or from Leros!
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Buying in advance gives you a better chance of getting the ferry tickets to Leros, on the ferry you prefer and at the schedule you want. It does not make sense that your trip to Leros is interrupted by not finding available ferry departures, but it is possible.
Find more Leros Ferry routes!
If you want to organize your vacations to or from Leros, it is wise to check all the possible routes and timelines in order to make the right combinations between Leros and other destinations as well as between the air and the ferry tickets. Online, you can have an overview of all the routes going to or from Leros.
Get the best deal by Leros Ferry prices!
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Accommodation options on the ferry to Leros
Find out about the ferry types that are running to/from Leros, choose the ideal accommodation option on the ferry to Leros and get fresh and relaxed at your destination. Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a day or night ferry to or from Leros.
According to mythology, this is the island of Artemis (Diana), the goddess of forests and hunting. It is ideal for peaceful vacation, while you will be amazed by its impressive architecture, clean coasts and the imposing castle of Panaghia, on Apitiki hill. The picture is completed with the hidden bays, hills, pine-trees forests, olive groves, and the law plain areas full of water springs. The history of the island is dating from Neolithic times. During antiquity, it was part of the ionic area, while during Palaeochristian period (5th – 7th cent.) several settlements were built on the island’s coast. From 1309 until 1522 the island passed under the Knights’ -and subsequently- the Turkish rule. The period of Italian occupation began in 1912. The Italians exploited the strategic location of the island along with its natural harbor. Leros was finally united with Greece in 1948, while during Civil War and dictatorship (1967-1974) it was used as an exile destination. The island extends over a surface of 54 km2, its coastline is 71 km long and it has 8,500 inhabitants. It can be reached by ferry from Piraeus Port, the islands of northern and eastern Aegean and several Dodecanese islands or by airplane from the Athens International Airport, «Eleftherios Venizelos».
What to see in Leros
One of the most striking features of Leros is the Kastro of the Virgin Mary (Panagia Kastrou) that towers above the island's capital Platanos. It dates back to the 11th century, and was a stronghold for the Knights of St. John.
Here, there is also a museum with findings from various time periods, as well as an old church.
In Platanos stands the old cathedral Agia Paraskevi. The town itself is nice for strolling around in, and most of the houses were built in the 1800's.
In Alinda you can visit the church of Agios Isidoros that was built on top of an ancient temple. There is also a castle here the Belenis tower which is open to the public, and holds some interesting finds from the island, including parts of the warship Queen Olga that was sunk here by the Germans in 1943. The island's first printer can also be seen here.
Just outside Partheni before the airport of Leros there are the remains of a temple of Artemis.
In Xerokambos you can visit the church of Panagia Kavouradina ("The Virgin Mary of Crabs"). Legend has it that a fisher man found it here, and was immediately cured from a crab bite on his hand. In a dream he was told by a woman dressed in black to return the icon to where it was found, and so the church was built. Near Xirokampos are the ruins of a Prehistoric citadel at Paleokastro. Don't miss a visit to the war museum of Leros build in a war tunnel at the area of Merkia a few hundred meters west of the port of Lakki. In the museum there are weapons, uniforms and other items from the second world war.
Harbour Master's Office Piraeus: (210) 4226000
Harbour Master's Office Leros: 2247022224
Olympic Airways Leros: 2247022844, 2247024144
Municipality of Leros: 2247023711
Taxi: 2247022550, 2247023070
Radio Leros: 2247024255
Radio "Artemis": 2247023575
T.V. Leros: 2247025222
Library: 2247024294, 2247022937
Tourist Information Office at the Harbour of Lakki: 2247022937
O.T.E. (Greek Phone Company) Leros: 2247022899
Post Office: 2247022929, 2247022587