7 DAYS / 10 DIVES IN LEROS FROM 934€
Leros – the Island of Artemis – is an island of untouched natural beauty and great harmony with a long coastline of 71 meters filled with beautiful pristine beaches. Along the coastal areas many large natural gulfs and bays have evolved as a result of intense sea activity along its shores. One of the most essential gulfs of Leros is Lakki, which is also one of the largest; naturally secure ports in the Mediterranean. During the Italian occupation of the Dodecanese, the Gulf of Lakki was used as a naval base because of its natural element. The other important gulfs are at Partheni with three successive creeks and another one at Belfouti. Both of them are protected from the north winds by the smaller islands of Stroggili and Archangelos that function as natural barrier.
Wrecks of planes and boats that participated in the Battle of Leros in 1943 form an intriguing underwater “museum”, as silent martyrs of the German determination to conquer Leros by all means.
Recent scientific research demonstrates the natural wealth of the seabed and adds another reason to dive in the clear waters of the island. There are valuable ecosystems to be found with rare underwater vegetation.
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Indicative package from 934€
Transfer from the Port to the hotel for check in.
Welcome drink at the hotel for a short briefing about the program
Walk to the beach for two morning dives at Anti-Submarine Ship Wreck and Anti-Submarine Nets dive sites. The ship was used for the manufacturing and maintenance of submarine defense nets and secured the entrance to the port Partheni. A bomb on the front side hit it. The second site is a large collection of metal rings and floats that composed the safety net at the harbor entrance of Lakki, distributed over the entire length of the port. The visibility is excellent and it offers a rich underwater world.
Walk to the beach for two morning dives at the Barge Ship Securing Lakki Port Wreck and the British Landing Ship Wreck dive sites. This barge ship was used for the preparation and placement of the impressive anti-submarine protective net, which secured the entrance of the harbor. Extremely clear blue waters and rich marine life. The British Landing ship probably sank after the war. The turret of the commander is still intact. Damage to the hull front and starboard testify that it was hit by grenade fires.
Private walking tour in Leros Island (durations: 4 hrs)
Walk to the beach for two morning dives at the Defence Nets Securing Barge Wreck and the German Aircraft Heinkel 111 Wreck dive sites. An impressive barge, perhaps the only ship of this kind of time and technology of World War II, that has been preserved. The second wreck is a large part of the German bomber Henkel-111 containing parts of which, are somewhere waiting to be discovered.
Walk to the beach for two morning dives at German Landing Craft Wreck and Italian Barge Ship Wreck dive sites. During the attack, the German landing ship came under fire attack. Many soldiers were killed while thers made it and found refugee on the small island Strongili. Grenades, weapons and personal equipment of soldiers are scattered around the wreck on the sand. The second wreck was also victim of the merciless bombardments of the German Air force. Probably served as accommodation for officers.
Walk to the beach for two morning dives at Queen Olga Wreck and War Aircraft Junkers-52 Wreck dive sites. The legendary wreck of the Greek Navy, twice awarded by the British Navy, was surprised by an air raid in the sheltered harbor of Lakki, and 80 people were killed. The second dive is a special wreck. A three-engined transport plane German JU 52 with all the equipment including helmets, weapons and machine guns of paratroopers scattered around.
Farewell dinner at a local restaurant
-6 nights at Nefeli Hotel on BB basis www.nefelihotels-leros.com
-Transportation as per above itinerary*
-English speaking guide for a half day walking tour on Day 3
-Fairwell dinner at a local restaurant (3-course menu / without drinks)
-All dives are guided by expert divers
– Itineraries and arranged dives are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including weather and sea conditions
-All rates are quoted for a minimum of 10 pax in dbl sharing rooms
Please note that you can upgrade your accommodation by choosing the Crithoni’s Paradise Hotel www.crithonisparadisehotel.gr
*NOTE: Both hotel options are located in walking distance from the Scuba Diving center