Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Leros is a Greek island and municipality in the Dodecanese in the southern Aegean Sea. It lies 317 km from Athens's port of Piraeus, from which it can be reached by an 11-hour ferry ride. Leros is part of the Kalymnos peripheral unit. The island has been also called in Italian: Lèro and in Turkish: leriye. The island is 74 square kilometres and has a coastline of 71 km. The municipality includes the populated offshore islands of Pharmakonisi, Levitha, and Kinaros, as well as several uninhabited islets, and had a 2001 census population of 8,207, although this figure swells to over 15,000 during the summer peak.