Leros is unspoilt and off the beaten track - but it's still possible to get to us in a day from most European cities. There's three routes people usually take if their flying - they either fly to Athens, to Rhodes, or to Kos.
There's direct flights to Athens from these Italian airports several times a week throughout the summer:
Bergamo, Bologna, Genoa, Milan-Malpensa, Naples, Pisa, Rome Ciampino, Rome-Fiumicinio, Turin, Venice, & Verona.
Once you're in Athens you can either fly to Leros on a domestic service, or get the ferry overnight.
Domestic flights from Athens to leros
Leros has a small airport that is served by Olympic air with a daily 50 minute flight from Athens (or twice a day in high season). The flights typically leave at around 9:30am and 12:30pm - so it's likely that if you want to come this way you'll have to spend a night in Athens. We can recommend hotels if you'd like us to.
The ferry from Piraeus to Leros
The ferry to Leros from Piraeus usually runs 3 times a week - Mondays, Wednesdays and either Fridays or Saturdays. It usually sails at about 7:00pm and arrives at about 4:35am. So, you can usually make the transfer from the airport to the ferry in one day (and spend the night on the ferry).
It's worth checking the schedules as they do change - you can do that on the Greek Travel Pages.
There's direct flights to Kos from these Italian airports several times a week throughout the summer:
Bologna, Milan-Bergamo, Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino, Venice, & Verona.
Ferries from Kos to Leros
From Kos to Leros is an hour and a half's ferry journey an you can get a taxi from the airport to the port in about 30 minutes for about €35. There's a daily ferry in the morning at about 11:00am, as well as some evening services at around 8:30pm (which match up to flights well meaning you can get to us in a day). If you choose to stay in Kos we can recommend hotels by the port.
Again, it's always worth checking the ferry schedules on the Greek Travel Pages.
Alternatively, you can always charter a speedboat to take you from Kos to Leros (or vice versa). It costs €220 each way and can take 5-6 people in about an hour. It also can pick you up from Masticharia - which is only 10 minutes from Kos airport - and we can book it to match up with your flights so that there's no waiting around. Just get in touch if you'd like to book.
DOMESTIC FLIGHT FROM KOS TO LEROS
Sky Express fly from Kos to Leros in the summer several times a week.
There's direct flights to Rhodes from from these Italian airports several times a week throughout the summer:
Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Catania, Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa, Naples, Palermo, Pisa, Rome-Fiumicino, Venice, & Verona.
THE FERRY FROM RHODES TO LEROS
Most of the flights to Rhodes tie-in well with the evening ferry to Leros (which leaves at 5pm and arrives at Leros at about a quarter past ten on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays). This means Rhodes is a great route to get to us in a day. A taxi from the airport to the port is around €25-30.
DOMESTIC FLIGHT FROM RhodeS TO LEROS
Sky Express fly from Rhodes to Leros in the summer several times a week.
Getting to the hotel on Leros
However you arrive, whether by domestic flight or by ferry, and at whatever time of the day or night, there will always be a taxi waiting for you to get you to us. From the airport the standard fare is around €13 - and it's only 15 minutes to Asterias. From the port it's a 10 minute drive and the fair is about €12.
We'll be ready to welcome you whatever time you arrive - then your holiday begins.