Leros Island Public Airport
Leros situated between Patmos Lipsi and Kalimnos in the Dodecanese islands. Leros like most of the Greek islands is an island of small fertile valleys sandwiched between rolling green hills, deep coves and pretty beaches Leros topography has given rise to many villages. The most capital of Leros is Agia Marina - united with the two other villages. Platanos and Panteli, on the back side of the hill - a collection of little white houses, neoclassical buildings and narrow alleyways It starts at the seaside and gradually climbs up the sides of the hill, whose summit is dominated by the remains of a Byzantine castle of special significance during Byzantine times donated to bishop Christodoulos of Patmos from the Emperor Alexios Komninos, its shape is that given it by the Knights of St John, who arrived in Leros in the 14th century Still standing today are the circuit wall and the church of Our Lady within it .Laki, 3 kilometres south of Agia Marina is the islands port. It is built at the back of a deep, practically enclosed bay, whose mouth is only 500 metres wide This is one of the largest and best natural harbours in the Mediterranean sea.
Leros has an Airport at Partheni which connects daily the island with Athens the Capital city of Greece. Leros island has also daily connections by ferry boats and hydrofoils to Piraeus and most of the Greek islands of Dodecanese like Patmos ,Lipsi,Samos,Kos,Rhodes,Symi and Nisyros.
Distance and Direction from city: 11 NM from Platanos vilage.
POSTAL ADDRESS: Leros Airport
TELEX: 292316 LGLE GR
Air traffic statistics 2000
3320 x 98 feet
37° 11' 19.01" N
026° 47' 49.13" E
|Landing Distance||3320 feet|
|Takeoff Distance||3535 feet|
|Overrun Length||215 feet|
37° 10' 52.29" N
026° 48' 12.95" E
|Landing Distance||2763 feet|
|Takeoff Distance||3445 feet|
|Displaced Threshold Length||557 feet|
|Overrun Length||125 feet|
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