A small Dodecanese island, between Kalymnos and Leros, with 8000 inhabitants and 52 sq.m area. With green hills, secluded beaches, traditional architecture, the island create an intimate and cozy atmosphere . Agia Marina, Alinda and Lakki are the most tourist developed places. The imposing pre-Byzantine Castle, ancient churches, museums, distinguished neoclassical houses add to the charm of the island. One of the most characteristic sights 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. Don’t expect to find on Leros the party island nightlife like in Kos, Mykonos or Santorini. However there are music bars and live music places.