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L E R O S
the island of Artemis – the Goddess of hunt
Come and join us on an unforgettable sight-seeing tour
We will start our journey from your hotel.
Our first stop is ALINDA, known for the most beautiful beach of the island, (on our way we pass the British War Cemetery, 2nd World War) and for the Folklore & Historical Museum “Belleni Tower”.
After this interesting visit we will head towards Agia Marina and Platanos (Capital of Leros) and through Pandeli – a lovely typical fisher village- the road leads us up to the dominating Castle of Panagia. Here you will not only enjoy a magnificent view but also be impressed of the beauty of the Church of Panagia and the rich variety of the Ecclesiastical Museum.
The next highlight on our tour will be the town and port of Lakki, to arrive there we pass the villages of Spilia and Vromolithos.
Lakki was constructed during the Italian Occupation (1930). The port of Lakki is one of the most secure natural ports of the Mediterranean Sea.
Leaving the town we follow the road along the seaside towards Merikia and the location to visit is a very interesting and unique museum: the War Tunnel Museum. It is situated in an authentic underground bomb shelter. The exhibition takes you back to World War II. A Video clip shows very realistic these dark days of history.
Coming back to Lakki we all need a coffee break and we will enjoy it in one of the nice cafeterias close to the sea.
Our tour takes us now to the southern part of Leros, leaving behind us Temenia we arrive at Xirokambos. (A charming village with a nice beach). The purpose of our stay is a little chapel: the Panagia Kavouradena -The Virgin Mary with the crab.
Back to Lakki we are heading towards the northern part of the island passing through the villages of Plakes, Drymonas, Gourna (famous for a marvelous sunset) and Kamara, continuing to Partheni, passing the Airport, and arriving at our last destination the Church of Agia Kioura –Matrona. A church, under the protection of UNESCO, famous for its very special wall icons. These paintings were made by some of the political prisoners of a nearby concentration camp during the Greek Dictator Ship (1970).
Here our tour ends and we are returning to the Hotel Crithoni’s Paradise.
We sincerely hope that you have enjoyed the day and that we were able to give you a detailed picture about the history and daily life of Leros.
Comfortable air conditioned 43 seated coach.