Leros capital city is Platanos that in recent years has been connected with Agia Marina in the north and Panteli to the south on both sides of the slopes of Apitiki hill where is the Castle of Virgin Mary.Krithoni and Alinta are a few km away from Agia Marina and they are the most popular tourist resorts with many hotels. Panteli is the picturesque fishing village of the island with a well organised beach, fishing boats and several taverns and cafes as well as several rooms and self catering accommodations. Vromolithos located next to Panteli, has a good beach and some hotels and apartments. Other resorts on the island is Xerokampos to the south, with a nice beach, from here you can go to Kalymnos by boat. Gourna to the west side of the island has a huge sandy beach. The areas of the north, where is the airport of Leros, incldes Partheni and Plefouti with a beautiful beach with pebbles and trees for shade.