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Leros Agia Marina Settlement

Agia Marina is the second largest port of Leros and one of the major settlements on the island. It forms the capital, along with Platanos village and Panteli. If you are looking for the most popular seaside resort on the island, then this is the place to be. Its wonderful architecture and quaint narrow pathways, the laid-back atmosphere and the hospitable locals, these are all elements that add to the special charm of Agia Marina.

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As soon as you reach the port of Agia Marina, you will see the Byzantine fortress of Bourtzi. The fortress dates back to the Roman era and is one of the most photographed attractions in Leros. Then, the entire settlement has been built on the foot of Apitiki hill. This is where the Castle of Panagia stands tall, overlooking the island and the deep blue sea of the Aegean.

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The Church of Agia Marina is the highlight of the village. It was renovated in 1933, following an older church bearing the same name. The structure is remarkable, with black stone that had been brought by the islet of Levitha and scarlet mosaic from Kryfo bay. The church is in line with the Byzantine architecture and is celebrated on July 17th. On that day, a great religious feast takes place and people from all over Leros come to pray and praise the Saint.