Located in the South East Aegean Sea, between Patmos and Kalimnos, Leros is renowned for its natural beauty and tranquility. With deep, sheltered natural bays, such as the picturesque Lakki Harbour, a coast line of 82km long and waters of great visibility (as it is a volcanic island), is the ideal place for lots of activities, such as sailing, scuba diving, windsurfing etc.
There are also several shipwrecked warships, airplanes and tankers (a result of Second World War) and numerous underwater caves. One can take advantage of wonderful safe beaches on the east and west coasts, which are perfect for swimming and snorkelling.
Leros is mountainous and consists of three peninsulas joined by two isthmuses, with a total area of 54 square miles and has a population of 10,000 people. The Capital of Leros is Platanos, in the outskirts of which is Agia Marina, the old mediaeval port.
Agriculture and fishing are the main economic activities of the island supported by shops and services. The fertile valleys in the centre of the island yield olives, figs, carobs, tobacco, fruit and grapes. The development of tourism on Leros is a relatively new phenomenon which adds to its authenticity and charm.
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