Greek island house on Leros (very mild winters!) - with sea view

Greek island house on Leros (very mild winters!) - with sea view

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Ruard

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 3
1 Bathrooms
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Our home

My house on Leros is a typical Greek island house. It is white, cube-shaped, more than 100 years old and very cozy, with all comfort. It's located centrally in a charming village, but still you have complete privacy and a terrace with a beautiful sea view. You can find all the info on my homepage: http://leroshouse.blogspot.com/

The house consists of 2 floors and includes a courtyard, a balcony and a roof terrace.
It has been renovated recently, with respect for its Island character. I have hosted people from all over the world here, some of them have become good friends.

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Who we are

  1. My name is Ruard, and I am from Amsterdam, Netherlands. I am currently working for the EU Commission in Brussels. Previously I have been working as a freelance journalist, and i regularly organise film festivals around Europe, also on Leros.

    I have already done more than 15 home exchanges through this site, and every single time it was a success.

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This house is situated in the middle of the oldest part of a quiet, typically Greek island village: Platanos.

Around the house things are very quiet. But just walk down the whitewashed stairs (about 30 steps) and you're on Platanos Square, in the middle of the Greek island buzz. A supermarket, an ATM, a post office, a bakery, a grocery store, a photo shop, a kiosk - they are all near by, as well as a string of cafés, Dimitris' wonderfully renovated library and Michalis' world-famous souvlaki shop. The taxi stand and the bus stop are around the corner.

The house is situated between two postcard-pretty, pleasant small ports: Panteli and Agia Marina. At Agia Marina (10 minutes on foot from the house), ferries from Kos, Kalymnos, Lipsi and Patmos dock regularly, and a handful of excursion boats make day trips from here (do not miss out on Patmos, at 1 hour from Leros). The port is lined with a number of excellent cafés and tavernas. There is a small beach where tamarisk trees provide shade. At the far end of Agia Marina, near the lighthouse, there's a cultural center and some attractive taverns and bars, next to the ruins of a Byzantine fortress.

Panteli (also at 10 minutes on foot) is a small fishing harbour. There is a small sandy beach. Panteli boasts half a dozen of fine tavernas on the beach. For the (rare) nightflies, there's also a good music bar staying open until late. The great beach of Vromolithos is a little further, just a 15min walk from the house!

Leros is a small island, graced with a dozen or so good beaches and many bays, some at walking distance from the house. You'll be surprised to find a handful of good museums and quite a bit of military history dating back to World War II. But above all, it's as authentic as a Greek island can get. There is a little tourism in summer, but it is still an "unsung gem"!

Leros has an airport with daily flights to Athens. Boats from/to Athens dock daily and take about 9 hours.

I'd be happy to give you more information anytime!

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