You need to reach one of the connection points mentioned below (Athens, Kos, Samos, Rhodes). Kos, Samos and Rhodes have the benefit frequent charter flights from northern Europe. If you can find a charter flight into Kos, or Samos it may turn out to be the cheapest alternative, but you have to make sure that the flight can make a reasonable connection to the ship or hydrofoil . For timetables and itineraries check open seas.gr and please feel free to ask us for assistance .
Leros has a small airport with daily flights operated by Olympic Airlines connecting it daily to the Athens International airport and three times a week to Rhodes, Kos and Astypalea. Flight time from Athens is about 45 minutes. Early reservation of flight tickets is crucial since Olympic can book only 38 passengers on each flight. You can also find discounted tickets if you book earlier than 3 weeks in advance. For scheduling details please contact your local travel agent, or check Olympic Airlines web site where you can book your tickets online. Alternatively you can find information at the Athens International Airport web site.
If all Leros flights are fully booked , you can also fly into one of the neighboring islands which are served by large jet aircraft and charter flights and then get to Leros via ship,catamaran or hydrofoil. Kos is best with a 1,5 hour hydrofoil ride or 2-2,5 hours voyage on the ferry. Samos will do it is a little bit farther away but is served only by hydrofoil (2,5 hours) and "Nissos Kalymnos" ferry boat, while Rhodes is for the really determined traveler since it is 4 hours away by catamaran. It may sound difficult but it is not too bad, because connections are fairly frequent. You can check OpenSeas and http://www.webmazi.gr/Schedules.pdf to get an idea of schedules. You can book your tickets online at http://www.aegeantravel.gr/
Important Note: On most sites schedules are generally reliable, but indications of availability are not. Should you need assistance with your traveling arrangements, we will be happy to assist you with your investigation of alternative means to reach Leros, hydrofoil catamaran and ferry schedules, ticket availability, and traveling arrangements.
By Ferry Boat
Blue Star Ferriesr ferries is connecting Athens with Leros, Symi, Patmos, Lipsi, Kos, Kalymnos, Rhodes
You can also check OpenSeas to get an idea of schedules connecting Leros with other islands and also http://www.webmazi.gr/Schedules.pdf You can book all your tickets online at www.aegeantravel.gr which is a leros travel agent.
Depending on the season , you may also be able to find connections by catamaran, Nissos Kalymnos or Anna Express with Symi, Patmos, Lipsi, Arki, Agathonisi, Rhodes or Samos. Another good source of informations is the Leros Port Police who can be reached at +30 22470 22224 or +30 22470 22334
Important Note: Should you need assistance with your travelling arrangements, we will be happy to assist you with your investigation of alternative means to reach Leros, hydrofoil catamaran and ferry schedules, ticket availability, and traveling arrangements.
Kos airport is about 30 minutes by taxi from the port. If you wish we can arrange for a taxi to wait for you at the airport.