The heat keeps rising in Athens and I am soooo grateful to be in Leros, a Dodecanese island right next to Turkey. Not a very well known or popular one (I’ll tell you all about it in the next post) but definitely one of the most pleasing in the eye and most genuine islands I have been to. Good beaches, clear seas, with its locally made specialties like hard white cheese, salted mackerel and capers preserved whole in salty water – add to it a very interesting background of Italian occupation and political prisonners like the world famous poet Ritsos and you have an island worthy of a visit.

Whether you just want to swim and tan or see some sights Leros could be your spot.