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How to get to Leros

Get here by air

The IATA airport code for our island’s airport is LRS

Fly to Leros directly from Athens with Olympic Air. Leros airport is located in the North of the island next to the village of Patheni.

Olympic Air provides direct flights between Athens and Leros daily during the summer months. There are both late morning and late afternoon services, except most Thursdays when flights only operate in the late morning.

Visit Olympic Air or Aegean Airlines for more details and tickets.

Fly to Leros via Astyplaeia, Kalymnos, or Kos from Athens with SkyExpress connecting flights.

During the summer months flights can quickly get sold out on the direct route, so another option can be to go via another island.

Visit SkyExpress for more details and tickets.

Top tips for travellers

Book your flights early, as seats do sell out quickly due to weight and balance restrictions at the airport of Leros. On most flights there are blocked seats due to this reason.

Luggage restrictions due to weight and balance are an important factor to consider. Aircraft have to take off North due to terrain, sometimes with the wind behind, thus reducing the maximum take off weight. Ideally on days with wind from the South for your return flight to Athens, you should aim to check in early to ensure that your luggage is loaded on the aircraft and not left behind on the island and not loaded until it can be safely transported.

Get here by ship

Leros has two ports, one in Lakki and the other in Agia Marina

The Port of Lakki

Blue Star Ferries from Pireaus – Athens to Leros and from Rhodes/Kos to Leros

Blue Star Ferries’ ships make arrivals and depatures at the Port of Lakki with services departing from Pireaus – Athens in the late evening and arriving early morning in Leros. Services going North from Rhodes depart Lakki – Leros in the late evening for services to Pireaus – Athens.

Visit Blue Star Ferries for more details and tickets. For overnight journeys we recommend getting a private cabin. Passages between Pireaus – Athens and Lakki – Leros take around 9 to 10 hours. Passages between Kos and Lakki – Leros take around 2 hours.

Dodekanisos Seaways from Kos/Kalymnos with their ship Panagia Skiadeni to Leros

The ship Panagia Skiadeni makes arrivals and depatures at the Port of Lakki with services departing from Kos and then Kalymnos in the morning. The ship travels North to Samos and retuns to Leros in the late evening.

Visit Dodekanisos Seaways for more details and tickets.

Leros Seaways from Myrties – Kalymnos with their vessel Leros Express to Leros

On Sundays the vessel Leros Express makes an arrival and a depature at the Port of Lakki with a service departing from Myrties – Kalymnos in the morning. The ship travels back to Myrties – Kalymnos and then later  retuns to Leros – Agia Marina in the afternoon. The website for Leros Seaways is not updated with the latest schedules. Find the schedules at the bottom of this page.

The Port of Agia Marina

Dodekanisos Seaways from Rhodes/Kos/Kalymnos and Samos/Patmos/Lipsi with their catamarans Dodekanisos Express and Dodekanisos Pride to Leros

The vessels Dodekanisos Express and Dodekanisos Pride make arrivals and depatures at the Port of Agia Marina with services departing from Rhodes/Kos/Kalymnos in the morning. The vessel travels North to Samos and retuns to Leros in the late evening.

Visit Dodekanisos Seaways for more details and tickets.

Leros Seaways from Mastichari Kos Port with their vessel Leros Express to Leros

On Mondays and Wednesdays the vessel Leros Express makes a depature from Mastichari Kos Port at 11:25 and arrives at the at the Port of Agia Marina at 15:45.

On Fridays the vessel makes one trip to Leros from Mastichari Kos Port departing at 13:40 and arriving at 16:30.

Services from Agia Marina to Mastichari Kos Port on Mondays and Wednesdays depart at 09:15 and on Fridays at 07:15.

Leros Seaways connect the islands of Lipsi, Kalymnos both the Port of Kalymnos and Myrties, Kos, Patmos, Arki, Agathonisi, Samos.

The website for Leros Seaways is not updated with the latest schedules. Find the schedules below.

Top tips for travellers

Book early for the best deals and during the summer months tickets can become scarce due to high demand.

Buying tickets at the port – Bring cash just in case the card reader does not work.

Discounts for Blue Star Ferries – We suggest that you register for a SeaSmiles frequent customer membership and obtain a 20% discount on your tickets with the Attica Group including the Blue Star Ferries group on selected routes (discounts may vary). Visit SeaSmiles for more details and registration. Make sure that your names and surnames are correct for your registration and booking.

Discounts for Dodekanisos Seaways – If you visit their website you can register to become a frequent customer and obtain up to 20% off their tickets. You can do this before purchasing your ticket. Visit Bonus Ways registration page to sign up now.

Change of Port Due to Poor Weather – Please note that if there is a strong wind coming from the South, arrivals and departures in the Port of Lakki will transfer to the Port of Agia Marina. Likewise if there is a strong wind from the East, then arrivals and departures from Agia Marina will transfer to the Port of Lakki.

Gale force winds – If there are Beaufort 8 gale force winds of 35 – 40 knots, services will be cancelled. The shipping line will contact you to rearrange your journey. You can also visit the shipping company’s website for more information.

Direct Ferries from Turkey

(28/07/23 CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!)

Ferries from Bodrum  – Turgutreis to Agia Marina

During the summer months Sea Marine Ferries provide a link between Bodrum – Turgutreis Port to Agia Marina. Catamaran services are every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Visit Sea Marine Ferries for more details and tickets. As of 28th July 2023, ferry services have ceased to operate due to technical issues. Sea Marine ferries offer services between Kos and Bodrum. Connections between Turkey and Leros are possible using Sea Marine Ferries to Kos and then Kos to Leros with Dodekanisos Seaways catamarans or Blue Star Ferries.

For journeys in summer 2024, information will be provided by the end of April 2024.

Alternative ways to get here

Fly to Kos

Fly to Kos from Athens or from many European airports and take a bus or taxi to either Mastichari Kos Port or to the Port of Kos in Kos town and then take the ferry to Leros.

Visit KTEL Kos Bus Service for more details on timetables or Radio Taxi Kos to arrange a taxi. For Ferries visit Blue Star Ferries and Dodekanisos Seaways for schedules and tickets.

Fly to Bodrum-Milas Airport, Türkiye

Fly to Bodrum (BJV), Türkiye, from many worldwide airports and then take a taxi to Bodrum Port and take the ferry to Kos and then another to Leros.

Visit Bodrum Airport Taxi for more details and booking and Sea Marine Ferries for details and tickets. Blue Star Ferries and Dodekanisos Seaways provide services between Kos and Leros.

Top tips for travellers

Visit skiplagged.com for the cheapest tickets at any time of the year. The only catch is that the layovers and the flights tend to be rather long. Check the connections carefully.

Thomas, High Speed Water Taxi – If you cannot find a regular ferry service from Kos or Samos that fit into your schedule then contact Thomas who can pick you up. Tel. +30 697 4853808

Confused about your travel arrangements?

We offer dedicated travel assistance to get to and from our beautiful island

If you have already made a reservation for one of our villas, or you are planning on making a reservation, ask us for help with your travel arrangements. Please contact us.

Leros Seaways

Our Island’s ferry company connecting Leros to the world

Leros Seaways provides links with their vessel Leros Express between Agia Marina (Αγ. Μαρίνα) and Mastichari – Kos (Μαστιχάρι) on Mondays (ΔΕΥΤΕΡΑ), Wednesdays (ΤΕΤΑΡΤΗ), and Fridays (ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΗ).

Visit Leros Seaways for the location of the vessel and other useful information.

Tickets can be purchased 1 hour prior to departure. We recommend you bring cash to pay for the tickets.

Thomas’ Vision

VIP Transfers – Private Cruises – Bareboat Charter

Should your schedule not fit into the available ferry services in order to connect with your flights to or from Kos, then Thomas’ Vision private transfers can ensure that you get to and from Leros without any delay.

Kos airport is a short taxi journey away from Mastichari Port on Kos and then the boat journey is just over an hour to get to Xerocampos on Leros from which a car can be arranged by The Velanidies – Οι Βελανιδιές to be waiting from you to take you to your villa on the island.

Visit Thomas’ Vision for further details. Tel.: +30 697-48-53-808

Prices for some routes available with an 8.5m speedboat

Kos (Mastichari) – Leros (Xirocampos) 250€ 1/5 passengers

Leros (Xirocampos) – Kos (Mastichari) 250€ 1/5 passengers

Samos (Pythagorio) – Leros (Partheni) 450€ 1/5 passengers

Leros (Partheni) – Samos (Pythagorio) 450€ 1/5 passengers

Lipsoi (central port) – Leros (Partheni) 120€ 1/5 passengers

Leros (Partheni) – Lipsoi (central port) 120€ 1/5 passengers

Prices do not include VAT. Additional passengers are 50€ each up to a maximum of 7 passengers. The prices for the above journeys indicated are one way only.

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