Leros Island, a unique monument of World War II

The presence of the Italians as well as the legacy of World War II in Leros is evident in an extensive number of buildings, sites, and monuments that are scattered throughout the island. Unfortunately, most of them are not maintained and have been given over to the wear and tear of time. Also, the seabed around the island is scattered with shipwrecks and aeroplanes from the Battle of Leros. Excluding Lakki, which is a special attraction in itself and was built entirely by the Italians as a model city according to the philosophy and aesthetic rules of rationalism (you can read here our article about Lakki), in this article we will focus on 6 easily accessible locations that can constitute a complete introduction for the visitor to the importance of Leros as a monument of World War II.

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