There are both frequented and secluded beaches in Leros. Agia Marina, Vromolithos and Alinda are the most organized Leros beaches, while there are many other quiet places to relax around the island. Over the last years, Leros is developing as a popular scuba diving destination due to its rich seabed. You will find below a list with the best beaches in Leros island.
Xirokambos beach is located around a natural bay, 9 km southeast of Agia Marina, part of the capital of Leros and 3 km far from the natural port of Lakki.
Its unique topography showing sweeping cave-filled mountainsides that end up into a sandy beach with beautiful crystal blue waters attracts the tourists despite the fact that it is considered a serene spot.
Xirokambos is popular among tourists who want to go on an excursion from Kalymnos, and enjoy the soft golden sands surrounded by tamarisks trees, which bring some shadow and refreshment. The place enjoys a stunning view to the mountains of Kalymnos and to some islets popping up from the sea nearby, such as Velona or Glaronisi.
The water in Ksirokampos is so crystal that you can see some points located at 45 meters deep. Xirokambos also offers a wide scuba diving authorized area reaching from Cape Soumari to Cape Mavros Kavos along the coastline from Xirokambos Bay to Diapori Bay.
Tourists can find numerous Scuba diving schools along this area. Despite the water sports offered, beach life on Xirokambos beach tends to be tranquil and peaceful. At the end of the beach stands the chapel of Panagia Kavouradena and Paleokastro where travelers enjoy visiting the ruins of the ancient castle. Close by, you will find many taverns and a famous campsite. Overall, Xirokambos is a beautiful destination for swimming and enjoy the mountain landscape and the peaceful surrounding.
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