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Local information for the island of Leros

Some important dates for 2020

1 January New Year's Day
6 January Epiphany
7 March Dodecanese Day
2 March Kathara Deftera — Clean Monday (Ash or Shrove Monday)
25 March Greek National Independence Day
17 April Good Friday
20 April Easter Monday
1 May May Day or Labour Day
8 June Holy Spirit Monday (Pentecost or Whit Monday)
17 July* Name Day of Marina (celebrated in Agia Marina)
15 August Assumption of the Virgin Mary
26 Sept* Commemoration of the sinking of Queen Olga in 1943
28 Oct Ochi Day
25 Dec Christmas Day
26 Dec Glorification of Our Lady Day

All of the above are public holidays (the banks are closed) except for those marked *

Programme of Cultural Events

Traditional musicians and dancers outside the theatre, Lakki, Leros

Lakki, Leros — local dancers perform with traditional musicians from Northern Greece

Every year, from April through to October, there is an extensive programme of cultural events around the island. These include music recitals, dance, poetry, theatre, art exhibitions, a chess competition, and demonstrations of traditional Lerian events such as weddings, threshing and so on.

There is also yacht racing, a squid fishing competition and, at the beginnng of August, the Alindia — a long-standing tradition of competitive water sports culminating in a fireworks display on a boat in Alinda bay.

When you are on the island, keep an eye open for posters advertising these events.

Maps of the Island


Weather Forecasts

Local weather for the next 5-6 days:

weather forecast for Leros

A forecast aimed at sailors and surfers:


Live Marine Traffic Map

See the position of ships and yachts nearby in real time based on automatic tracking data. Hover over the boats and click on them for more information.

live marine traffic


Athens Airport Live Departures

If you are on Leros and want to see if a plane has left Athens you can check departures from Athens airport in real time:

athens departures