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Top Choice Bakery in Platanos & Agia Marina

To Paradosiakon

This Italianate patisserie and ice-cream bar provides a sweet-toothed experience like no other. Owner Harris is an alchemist confectioner using his grandmother's old recipes to create cheese cake, chocolate gateau, …
Top Choice Greek in Leros

Dimitris O Karaflas

The sign says 'O Karaflas', but everyone knows this hilltop eyrie (enjoying one of the best views in the Dodecanese) as 'Bald Dimitri's', after its owner. Bouzouki music washes over the terrace, where diners feast o…
Top Choice Seafood in Platanos & Agia Marina

Taverna Mylos

Lapped by turquoise waves, beside an old windmill at the far end of the pebbled beach that curves north from the ferry dock, Mylos infuses classic recipes with a modern twist. Go for the octopus carpaccio, the peppe…
Top Choice Bar in Leros

Cafe Del Mar

This super-friendly hillside lounge bar just above the north end of the beach has paradisiacal sea views, chilled pine-shaded patios, white sofas and deckchairs, plus cool tunes and DJs spinning the decks by night. …
Castle in Platanos & Agia Marina

Pandeli Castle

A steep, stony stepped path zigzags up from Platanos to reach the hilltop ruins of Pandeli Castle. The castle's oldest, innermost sections date back 1000 years, but the outer ramparts were added by the Knights of St…
Museum in Leros

War Museum

Who remembers now that a major WWII battle was fought on this remote little island? After British troops forced the Italians to surrender in September 1943, a massive German air onslaught recaptured the island in th…
Taverna in Leros

To Aloni

You can't miss this prominent taverna literally so close to the sea it adds a little salt seasoning to your octopus croquettes, shrimp saganaki (shrimp in fried cheese), swordfish, lobster, or liver in wine sauce; w…
Bar in Platanos & Agia Marina

Faros Bar

Tumbledown haunt, partly hollowed into a cave beneath the lighthouse at the promontory beyond the ferry dock. With wall-mounted accordions and dim-lit ambience, it's great fun. Come evening, you can sit by the open …
Museum in Platanos & Agia Marina

Archaeological Museum

A 19th-century building on the edge of Agia Marina, at the start of the climb up to Platanos, holds Leros’ small Archaeological Museum. Well-chosen artefacts collected on and around the island trace its varied histo…
Greek in Leros

Petrino

Hands down the most succulent meat on the island is to be found at smart Petrino. Aside from delicious steaks there's octopus salad, stewed rabbit, and beef in lemon sauce. OK, so Lakki itself might be a little dull…