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Traditional house Langada

Traditional house Langada

We finally made it to Patmos island this summer! We had the chance to spend two amazing nights at the Traditional house Langada, and discover the beautiful and peaceful area of upper Kampos. The traditional house Langada belongs to Nicoletta Houses.

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Nicoletta says:

“In 1971, my mother, Dolly Kontogianni, set her foot for the first time at the port of Patmos island. It was love at first sight. She was immediately captivated by the island’s special energy. She soon found a plot in Chora, the island’s medieval capital, where she was planning to build a typical Chora mansion. Dolly was a restless spirit and loved houses! She never stopped exploring the island’s houses and plots until she discovered the 40-acre estate “Langada”.

There was a farmhouse in ruinous condition, which had developed during the centuries, around a small chapel and a central patio. As it can be read on the chapel’s lintel, it was built in 1698. Rumours says that the chapel and the room next to it had been used by generations of monks of the St John monastery, who wished to lead an ascetic mode of life and cultivate the land. The estate belonged to 30 heirs. As you can imagine, the buying process was very complicated.

Dolly finally managed to acquire the property in 1973. She slowly started restoring the house, strictly following the traditional building techniques and architectural style. This project which lasted 5 years. Since then, we have spent numerous summer and easter holidays with friends and family.”

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We took these pictures in the terrace of the Traditional house Langada overlooking Kampos beach. If you would also like to enjoy an exclusive vacation experience in a unique and historic countryside estate, book the Traditional house Langada in Patmos island.

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Visit Leros island

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Every June we go island hopping! This year we chose Leros island to be the first island for our Greek Island hopping!

It was my second visit to Leros island! I came back again to see what has changed in the meantime! I was particularly excited for going back to the Mylos by the sea taverna in Agia Marina (it’s a must visit)!

We also loved Psaropoula restaurant in Panteli! I couldn’t find a website for the restaurant but everything is easy to be found in Leros! Just ask the locals and they will guide you!

For our stay we chose Nefeli Hotel.

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Visit Leros Island

A Secluded Paradise Worth Visiting

Are you looking for a tranquil island getaway? Visit Leros island for the perfect escape from everyday life! Located in the Aegean Sea, Leros Island is the ultimate destination for relaxation.

With its crystal-clear waters, stunning scenery, and incredible culture, it’s the ideal spot to kick back and take a break from the stresses of everyday life.

From delicious local cuisine to ancient ruins, there’s something for everyone on this beautiful Greek island. Read on to learn more about what Leros Island has to offer!

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Location and getting there

Leros is a small Greek island located in the Dodecanese group of islands in the Aegean Sea. The island is situated between Patmos and Kalymnos, making it an ideal destination for island hopping.

To reach Leros, you can take a direct flight to Athens International Airport, and then hop on a domestic flight to Leros Airport. Alternatively, you can take a ferry from Piraeus or one of the neighbouring islands.

If you’re arriving by ferry, you’ll most likely dock at the main port of Laki, which is a picturesque village located in the south of the island. Once you arrive, there are many options for transportation, including renting a car or scooter or taking a taxi.

Best way to get to Leros island: Leros island has an airport and it’s quite far away from Athens. I would say that the easiest and fastest way is by airplane.

Leros Island may be small, but it is definitely worth the journey. Its unspoiled natural beauty, crystal-clear waters, and traditional Greek charm are sure to take your breath away. So, pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready to experience a unique side of Greece that you won’t soon forget.

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What to do in Leros island

A guide to Leros Island wouldn’t be complete without exploring the island’s many attractions. Despite its relatively small size, Leros is packed with things to do and see. Here are some of the top things to add to your itinerary:

Discover the island’s history at the Castle of Panteli and the War Museum

The Castle of Panteli is an imposing fortress built by the Knights of Saint John in the 14th century. Today, visitors can explore the castle’s walls and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding sea. Meanwhile, the War Museum offers a fascinating look at the island’s role in World War II.

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Relax on one of Leros’ many beaches

From long stretches of golden sand to secluded coves accessible only by boat, Leros has a beach for every type of traveller. Some of the most popular beaches include Agia Marina, Alinda, and Vromolithos.

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Visit the picturesque villages of Leros

Leros is home to several charming villages, each with its own unique character. Don’t miss Platanos, the island’s main town, with its colourful buildings and bustling central square. Lakki, the former Italian naval base, boasts impressive art deco architecture.

Whether you’re interested in history, nature, or just soaking up the sun, Leros has something to offer every visitor. Plan your itinerary carefully, or simply wander and let the island’s beauty unfold before you.

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Shopping in Leros island: We found a few interesting ceramic shops in Agia Marina. We also loved Aspronisi boutique.

Favourite beach in Leros island: Agia Kioura!

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My first visit to the island was a press trip organised by the Greek Tourism board in Austria. This time though, I enjoyed the island a little bit more cause I was free to discover the island the way I like, go to the places I personally chose and spend as much time as I wanted there.

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The windmills of the Pandeli Castle

One of the most iconic and unique sights on Leros island are the windmills located on the hillside of Pandeli Castle. Dating back to the 19th century, these windmills were used to grind wheat into flour, which was an important industry on the island at the time.

Today, the windmills have been restored and are a popular tourist attraction. Visitors can climb up to the top of the windmills for a stunning panoramic view of the island and the Aegean Sea.

I highly recommend visiting the windmills of the Pandeli Castle for a glimpse into the island’s rich history and a picturesque spot for taking photos. Don’t forget to bring comfortable shoes for the climb up the hillside and a camera to capture the stunning views from the top.

The windmills of the Pandeli Castle are a must-see on any visit to Leros island and a testament to the island’s unique and fascinating past.

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