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Travel information for Ferries.
Ships and Ferries to Leros - Dodecanese Islands.

Leros and the Dodecanese in general are connected
to the port of Piraeus. From Leros you can also visit
the nearby Dodecanese islands, the Cycladic islands
and Crete through other ports.

Your trip to Leros can be with a conventional ferry
boat or Highspeed depending on the day, the time
and the ferry company you wish to travel with.

If you select to visit Leros with the conventional
ferry your trip will take about 7-10 hours while with
a Highspeed ferry 5.50-8.50 hours depending on
how many ports the ferry will call at on the way.

Ferries from Piraeus to Leros run all year round on
a daily basis. In summer of course there are more departures to choose from.

1. Piraeus - Mykonos - Patmos - Leros - Kos
Rhodes
2. Piraeus - Naxos - Patmos - Leros
3. Piraeus - Patmos - Leros - Kos - Rhodes
4. Piraeus - Patmos - Leros - Kalymnos - Kos
Rhodes
5. Piraeus - Syros - Patmos - Leros - Kos
Rhodes
6. Piraeus - Syros - Mykonos - Patmos - Leros
Kalymnos - Kos - Rhodes
7. Piraeus - Syros - Mykonos - Patmos - Leros
Kos - Rhodes
8. Kalymnos - Leros - Lipsi - Patmos - Arki
Agathonisi - Pythagorion (Samos)
9. Rhodes - Symi - Kos - Kalymnos - Leros
Patmos

Attention !
The above mentioned information is subject to alteration. To be sure about correct schedules, departure and arrival times of conventional and highspeed ferries check the ONLINE Booking System.

Leros Ferries Dodecanese Islands

Ships and Ferries to the island of Leros in the Dodecanese
Travel Information for ferries to Leros. Island of Leros Dodecanese.

ON LINE Booking System for seats and tickets in real time.

Starting your reservation through the online booking system you can select to have your tickets
sent to you or to collect them from the port office on the day of departure about 2 hours
before departure simply by giving your reservation code and showing your ID card.

We wish you a pleasant trip!

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Α multileg reservation allows you
to combine 2 to 4 domestic routes
(routes within Greece) in one reservation,
even if the selected departures are
operated by different ferry companies.

Travel Guide Leros Island Dodecanese Greece

LEROS > HISTORY

History of Leros Dodecanese Greek Islands Greece

Leros, also known as the island of Artemide, has had a leading part in Greece’s history since prehistoric times.

Leros’ strategic location in the southeast Aegean Sea was the main reason that the island was the bone of contention between strong forces. The first traces of habitation on the island, specifically in Partheni, belong to Neolithic times. Leros was inhabited by the Kares, Phoinicians, Cretans, Dorians and Ions. According to Homer, Leros took part in the war of Troy.

The historian, Irodote, wrote about the strong holds, commercial, financial and spiritual that the island had with the Ions of Militos.

Leros was part of the Athenaeum Alliance. During the 5th BC it flourished.

In Byzantine times, the island belonged to Samos. The famous castle and the church of Panagia were built then. In the same period the Castle of Lepides was also built, the famous Paleokastro, and many baronial churches. In 1314 the Knights of Saint John conquered the island and enlarged the Byzantine castle making it impenetrable to any prospective conqueror. The Turks conquered Leros in 1522 and it stayed in their possession – as with all the Dodecanese islands – until 1912 when the Italians took it. The island became a naval base and started to develop. The town in Lakki was built and many of the imposing buildings that adorn the region.

In 1948, Leros, as with all the Dodecanese islands, was officially recognised as part of Greece.