Most of the local ceramics are produced by local craftsmen, who produce exact replicas of archaic Greek vases, sculptures, replicas of museum pieces, Byzantine icons, folklore weaving and modern Greek artistry. You'll also find the finest quality gold, silver and precious stones, as well as lots of places to buy leather bags, shoes and other accessories at very good prices. On the culinary front, the local thyme honey, olive oil, red cheese (goat cheese covered in red wine), and wine make perfect gifts.
Along with many of the Greek Islands, the best way to appreciate the great variety of Greek specialities is by ordering a meze, which will comprise small plates of dips as well as local fish and meat dishes for the whole family to enjoy. Tavernas and restaurants offer a wide variety of local and international cuisine.
Although nightlife here might not be as lively as in some of the other islands in the Dodecanese, the nightlife in Leros is varied and can be experienced throughout the year. Each resort offers a selection of cosy cafés, atmospheric bars, fish restaurants and charming family-run tavernas, however those seeking the livelier discos and bars can head to Agia Marina.