Information about "Caserma of Herbs" in Leros Island

“The Caserma of Herbs” is a farm open for visitors, created by the Social Cooperative of the Dodecanese in an area of exceptional natural beauty at Koulouki – Leros, just 600m from the port of Lakki.

1 The operation of the farm involves the cultivation of aromatic medicinal plants, as well as the protection and the reproduction of bees.

2 A tour at the Caserma of Herbs offers the visitor an experience, filled with colors and scents, relaxation and revitalization.

3 The dozens of different aromatic medicinal plants compose, in combination with the natural vegetation, a unique landscape with in the middle of all that a historical monument.

4 A military barrack, saved from the period of the Italian occupation and restored with respect to the history and architecture of that time, dominates the estate.

5 This barrack functions now as a multi-functional space for all kinds of activities and has a small exhibition of beekeeping and local herbs.

6 Following the outlined paths visitors can see, feel, smell, or even, depending on the season, pick herbs. >

7 They will be informed about the beneficial properties and the use of the herbs, and their growing and drying methods. At the same time they will have the opportunity to experience the magical world of bees and learn the secrets of honey.

8 A farm visit can include also several experiential activities, designed according to the age and interests of the participants.

9 Our visitors can taste beverages or tea, made with herbs and ARTEMIS thyme honey and in the meantime enjoy the natural beauty and the fantastic view over Porto Lago bay.

Events - Visitors - Booking

Our place can be reserved for educational or cultural events, seminars, exhibitions etc. We are at your disposal for any information and planning of your visit. The entrance fee is 5€ for adults and 3€ for school children and students, and includes a guided tour, snack and refreshment. The duration of the visit will be about 2 hours. Booking: +30.22470.28015, 22470.23105 (8:00am – 2:00pm) or email

Telephone: +30.22470.28015, 22470.23105 (8:00-14:00)

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