Leros, Greece

Leros, Greece Travel Information

According to computerannals, Leros (Greek: Λέρος) is an island in the Aegean Sea that is part of the Dodecanese Islands. The Dodecanese forms a region of Greece (Europe). Leros is located between the Greek islands of Lipsi, Patmos and Kalymnos. The capital and largest city of Leros is Agia Marina. A number of major cities on Leros are: Alinda, Xirokambos, and Partheni.

Leros, Greece

Leros has a very long history. The island has been conquered several times, by the Turks and the Italians, among others. This because of its favorable location as a port. There are still several remnants of these periods. There are archaeological excavations, castles, fortresses and mansions. The landscape of Leros is hilly with lots of greenery. Due to the fertility of the island, there are many olive groves. The coastline of Leros is known for its beautiful sandy beaches. There are therefore several seaside resorts on Leros. In addition, Leros is known for one of the most beautiful natural harbors and the traditional white windmills. Tourism on Leros is not yet as developed as on other Greek islands. See liuxers for 8 masters programs for forestry engineers in Europe.

Where is Leros located?

Travel information of Leros

Official name: Leros
Continent: Europe
Area: 53 km²
Capital: Agia Marina
Country code: GR, GRC
Population: 8,130 inhabitants (2011)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 326 m
Distance (Amsterdam – Agia Marina): 2,400 km
Flight time: approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Leros that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs from Leros, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Leros. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Leros?

Weather and climate
Leros has a Mediterranean climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 10 to 15 degrees and in the summer months around 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Leros can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Leros can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Leros. In these months you have the best chance of good weather.

Greek is the official language on Leros.
Would you like to translate from or into Greek for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Greece: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Greek Embassy in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
Greek Consulate in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Leros.

Money and Currency matters
On Leros you pay with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs on Leros can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Leros are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -22% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (33% cheaper), food (18% cheaper), imported beer in catering (14% more expensive), cigarettes (36% cheaper) and public transport (50% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

On Leros it is customary to give a tip, even if this has already been included in the bill. Good service is about 5-10% tip.

Time difference
On Leros it is 1 hour later than in the Netherlands.
Summer time on Leros is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Leros can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Leros you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Leros.
An overview of all ferry connections between the various Greek islands can be found on GTP.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Leros.

On Leros the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity on Leros can be found on our electricity page (look under Greece).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112 or 100
– Fire: 112 or 199
– Ambulance: 112 or 166

Tap water
The water from the tap is drinkable, but due to the high chlorine content in many places, we recommend drinking bottled water.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Leros can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Greece (Leros) can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Leros end in.gr.
Leros official websites: leros.gr and visitgreece.gr.

The country code (international access number) to call someone on Leros is 0030 or +30.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Leros? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Leros Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Leros.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Leros.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Leros.

Public holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays on Leros can be found on Beleven.org.
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Greece (Leros) in the Eurydice school guide.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Leros, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Leros?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Leros. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Leros can be found on Protected Planet.
Leros is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Leros? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, medicines and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you are planning to do business on or with Leros, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Leros, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Leros.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum allowed blood alcohol level is 0.5 for cars and 0.2 for motorcycles and novice drivers up to 2 years old.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Leros regularly has to deal with illegal immigration from the Middle East?
…Most beaches on Leros consist of pebble beaches?
…Leros has one of the largest and best natural harbors in the Mediterranean?