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Uphill, Platanos, the capital, boasts especially good views at night. The ancient Kastro sits overhead. You can take a road to the top or climb the steps. Inside the Kastro walls you can see the miraculous icon of the Virgin in the church Megalochari Kyras Kastrou. The seaside extension of Platanos is Ag. Marina. The bus hub and main shopping area are in Platanos.

greek island of leros dodecanesegreek island of leros dodecaneseMany package tours use the old port at Alinda, where there's a long sandy beach, watersports, and numerous tavernas. There are good mosaics at the Christian basilica Panagia Galatiani. The British War Cemetery here holds 183 slain soldiers. Alinda also has a good Historic and Folk Museum. There are several good beaches north of Alinda. The road north also leads to Partheni, the former center of guinea fowl worship, and now a military base. Only a few ruins remain of the ancient Temple of Artemis.

If you head back to Lakki by way of Drymonas you can see an oleander gorge.

Drinking and Dining

There are good eateries in every town on Leros. In the summer there are a number of cultural events and musical performances that add to the entertainment on Leros. Ag. Marina is the heart of the nightlife scene.

Accommodations

See our Greece hotels for a complete look at accommodations available on this island.

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