Lipsi Island (officially Leipsoi) is an island in southern Aegean Sea (Eastern Mediterranean) and part of Greece's Dodecanese Archipelago that groups 15 larger islands plus 150 smaller isles. Lipsi has permanent population under 1,000 and is located south of Samos Island and north of Leros Island. Lipsi Town is the main settlement and also the island's cruise/ferry port. Lipsi is served by regularly scheduled passenger ferries running the routes Patmos-Leros and also roundtrips from Piraeus-Athens.
The Leipsi-Arkoi island group includes 37 isles, of which 3 are larger (sized over 1 km2 / ~250 acres). The group's largest islands are Leipsoi (~16 km2 / 6,2 mi2), Arkoi (~7 km2 / 2,6 mi2) and Agreloussa (1,3 km2 / 0,5 mi2). Of all the Leipsi-Arkoi islands, only Leipsoi, Arkoi and Marathos are inhabited. Lipsi Island's economy is heavily based on tourism, traditional honey production, viticulture (winegrowing), production of cheese, carpeting, fish farming (Moschato Bay).
As ferry port, Lipsi Town is served by the companies Blue Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways and Dodekanisos Seaways. Ferries link Leipsoi weekly with Piraeus (2x weekly, Blue Star) and the islands Kastellorizo (1x), Ikaria (Agios Kirikos, 3x), Samos (Pythagoreio, 4x), Karpathos (1x), Tilos (2x), Nisyros (2x), Kalymnos (11x), Kos (11x), Symi (6x), Rhodes (8x), Patmos (12x) and Leros (10x), Arki (1x), Fournoi Korseon (3x), Agathonisi (2x), Kasos (1x).