Hotel ELENA 1 is located in the picturesque district of Alinda, at the centre of the coast of Alinda bay, currently the most sophisticated resort of Leros, with the most modern tourist facilities.
The landscape is full of pine and olive trees by a long sandy beach and a crystal clear sea.
Beleni Tower at Alinda is an elegant mansion restored with great care. It hosts the Folklore and History Museum as well as a library, a press museum and a portrait hall. Major cultural events often take place in its front yard.
In the surrounding area there are many churches, the largest being the church of Agioi Saranda. Very close to Alinda is Kryfos, a small idyllic beach hidden among rocks and accessible only by boat.
The blue waters of Alinda bay are offered for all kinds of water sports.
Hotel ELENA 2 is located in Ag. Marina, one of the two ports of the island. Ag. Marina is a small coastal settlement which expanded over time to reach Platanos, the oldest settlement and capital of the island. This large district is now consolidated as the administrative center of Leros. From a distance it looks like a small amphitheatric town that extends between two hills, with houses spreading from the coast to the foot of the castle.
As we approach, however, the town unfolds its beauty. The visitor’s acquaintance with Ag.Marina starts from the port with the fort of Brouzi (or Bourtzi) at its entrance, the beacon at its edge, a wide quay, a picturesque boatyard and the historic industrial flourmill. In the capital there are many traditional single-storey and two-storey houses, several mansions among them. The urban structure is dense, with a network of narrow alleys inviting us to wander through them. We will get into the nostalgic atmosphere of the old town at Avlaki, where there are taps with clear water from the sources of Paliaskloupi. By the sea, we will find the old windmill.
The Town Hall is housed in two neoclassical buildings which dominate the town of Platanos. The churches of Christos and Stavros are remarkable and worth visiting. Another church of great historic interest is Agia Paraskevi, the island’s old Catheral.
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