An island of contrasts, rocky hills, arid regions and steep cliffs alternate with fertile valleys, mountain creeks and vineyards. The island's most beautiful bays are Goumas and Poito Lago, set so deep inland it seems to cut the island in two. The capital is built amphi-theatrically on a hillside and is crowned by a Franco-Byzantine fortress. Like Kalymnos, Leros is essentially the home of sponge fisherman.
Places to moor
Ormos Lakki Also known as Porto Lago the area was occupied by the Italians as they had there naval base located here. There is a quay to moor on to but beware on the South section of the quay there is a steel rod. It is not recommended to tie in Lakki when there are Southwest and west winds as it becomes dangerous. Water and fuel are available as well as provisioning. There are a number of tavernas for eating out.
Ormos Partheni This bay is located on the North side of Leros. It offers good shelter from the weather. You must anchor on the East side as the S and SW are military areas and anchoring is prohibited as well as photographs.
Ormos Plakouti Located on NE coast of Leros it offers good shelter except from Northeast and easterly winds. Be careful of the visible rocks in the middle of the bay.
Xerocambo - A large bay located on the south side of Leros which offers good protection from the meltemi.
Ormos Alindas- This large bay is located on the east coast of Leros. There is a Venetian castle on the hill top above. When there is the meltemi the bay can get fairly rough. There is a small mole but due to the bottom is rock it makes for bad holding. Fuel and water are available and most provisioning can be found near by.
Panali - This bay offers good protection from the meltemi. You can anchor off the beach in 4-8 meters depth. This is a nice bay for a swim
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