By airplane: Leros
is connected to Athens by plane. There are
regular flights year round. Leros airport lies in the north part of the island, near
Partheni. A taxi or a local bus will take you round the island.
By ship: The ship to Leros
(general) leaves from the harbour of Piraeus. There are regular, daily
boats. The distance is 171 nautical miles and the trip takes 11 hours. Ferry boats also
commute to Kalymnos, Kos, Rhodes. You can
take your car with you and so be free to move around as you like. The island has a good
road network and most of the roads are paved. You can also rent a car or a motorbike on
the island for touring. There are a number of excursions from Leros to the surrounding
islets while there are daily connections with Kos, Kalymnos, Leipsi and Patmos by
speed-boat and other craft. Leros has many well organized markets with shops to cover all
a visitor's requirements.