Welcome to the tourist guide of Patmos

Patmos is the northernmost island of the Dodecanese complex and lies at a distance of 158 nautical miles from the port of Piraeus. The harmonious succession of its rocky hills, peaceful valleys and green meadows run down to a scene of beautiful lacy beaches, bays, natural harbours and capes. The amazing blue water surrounding it is dotted by many small isles. The most striking feature of the landscape is its tranquillity, which, combined with the remarkable historical sites, the famous Aegean sunlight and the pleasant Mediterranean climate, offers unique vacations.
Skala is the port of the island and its biggest settlement, full of life day and night. A variety of restaurants, traditional taverns, modern cafes and clubs, as well as numerous shops, is there for the visitor, as here lies the center of the action of Patmos. Skala offers bus, taxi or small boat connections with the rest of the island and it is also the departure point of excursions to the surrounding islands.
An uphill road and an old picturesque steep path connect Skala, at sea level, with Chora, the island's capital, a medieval settlement surrounding the historical Monastery of St. John at the top of a hill. Chora's architecture is unique, with century-old white mansions and houses in the traditional Aegean style, clustered in this picturesquely chaotic manner, narrow streets filled with the air of times past, and a number of atmospheric bars, traditional restaurants and stylish shops. No vehicles are allowed in the settlement, something that largely contributes to the tranquillity of the place.

Accommodation suggestions

Alykes Studios

Alykes Studios

Phone : +30 2247032790

Phone 2: +30 6944963155

Fax: +30 2247032302

Diakofti, Patmos island P.C.85500 Greece

www.patmosalykes.gr

Suzana Apartments

Suzana Apartments

Phone : +30 2247033030

Phone 2: +30 6974566996

Netia Skala 85500 Patmos Greece

www.suzana-patmos.com

Katina Rooms

Katina Rooms

Phone : +30 2247031327

Phone 2: +30 6973417241

Fax: +30 2247031327

Skala, Patmos, P.C.85500, Dodekanhsa, Greece

www.katina-rooms-patmos.com

Optasia Apartments

Optasia Apartments

Phone : +30 2247031142

Phone 2: +30 6976646521

Fax: +30 2247031142

Skala, Patmos P.C. 85500 Dodekanisa, Greece

www.optasia-patmos.com

Lastest posts

Ten of the Best Places to See in Patmos

Published on 2018-03-27

Ten of the Best Places to See in PatmosPatmos may not be the average summer destination but can be the perfect choice for Easter in Greece. Perched over the southeastern Aegean Sea, this tiny island has a reputation as one of the most archaic sights of Christianity. It was where John wrote the famous "Revelation," at a time when Patmos was a prison for the exiles. Today, it is a place of unique beauty
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Festival of Religious Music of Patmos

Published on 2016-12-17

The Festival of Religious Music of Patmos, which was initiated in 2001, is now one of the most important and unique summer musical events in terms of content and is aimed at presenting events of a high-quality musical and spiritual content, as befits the sacred site where it is hosted.At the Festival of Religious Music, the environment and the natural habitat of a beautiful island meld in an ideal
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The Encounter of Traditional Dances

Published on 2014-07-05

The Encounter of Traditional Dances is a new cultural institution for the Municipality of Patmos. It began in September 2011 with the support of the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and is organized by the Cultural Centre of Patmos and the Dance Association of the Youths and Friends of Patmos headquartered in Athens. Every second weekend of September, Patmos hosts Greek Tradition in the outdoor
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Festival of Taste and Tradition

Published on 2014-07-04

The Festival of Taste and Tradition is a wine tasting trip to the Aegean blue, highlighting the culinary culture of Patmos and of other islands.Patmos is the most important religious destination of our country and the Festival of Taste and Tradition hopes to develop and upgrade even more the local gastronomy and gain one more advantage, seeking to highlight and offer the treasures of the earth and
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Accommodation suggestions

Optasia Apartments

Skala

Phone 1: +30 2247031142

Phone 2: +30 6976646521

Fax: +30 2247031142

Katina Rooms

Skala

Phone 1: +30 2247031327

Phone 2: +30 6973417241

Fax: +30 2247031327

Suzana Apartments

Skala

Phone 1: +30 2247033030

Phone 2: +30 6974566996

Fax:

Alykes Studios

Skala

Phone 1: +30 2247032790

Phone 2: +30 6944963155

Fax: +30 2247032302

Sights

Monastery of Saint John the Theologian
The Monastery of St. John the Theologian Orthodox monastery founded in 1088 in Hora. In 1999 was declared a UNESCO World Klironomiasapo the UNESCO. It was built at the point where it is believed by both the Catholic and the Orthodox Church that the apostle John wrote the Gospel and tinApokalypsi, near the cave where he had visions of Revelation.In 1088 the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komnenos gave
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Holy Cave of the Apocalypse
Located on the hill between Skala and Chora, the Holy Cave of the Apocalypse is a point of reference not only of Patmos, but of Christianity worldwide. This cave was the shelter of the beloved disciple of Jesus, John, in 95 AD, when the Emperor Domitianos exiled him to Patmos, punishing him for declaring the Word of God in Ephesus. As John testifies , he didn't reach Patmos as an exiled loser or as
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The Windmills of Patmos
The windmills of ChoraBuilt in the east of the Holy Monastery of Patmos, on the top of the hill with view of the sea, the three windmills of Chora gave their name to the neighboring district of Mili. From the moment of their restoration in 2010, they can be characterized as another jewel of the island, which was awarded by Europa Nostra.Windmills (two of which date back to 1588, and the third was built
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Archaeological site of Kastelli
The position of Kastelli is arguably the most important archaeological site of Patmos, where ruins of the ancient acropolis and foundations of the temple of Apollo are saved.As a naturally fortified hill, Kastelli rises west of Skala and north of Chora and offers clear view of three bays: Skala (to the east), Chochlaka (southwest) and Merika (to the north), while on the horizon there are the islands
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Areas

Skala
Skala is the capital of Patmos and the biggest settlement on the island. A charming little port with lots of authentic restaurants, Greek cafenions and shops of all kinds. Evening entertainment is offered through a variety of bars, clubs and open coffee shops. All accommodations are mainly located at the quiet back part of Skala or along the sea front. Regular bus transport & taxis connects
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grikos
Grikos is an idyllic fishing village, approximately 5 km from the port of Skala, located at the fascinating bay of Grikos with its mysterious rock "Kallikatsou" which used to house hermits for many centuries. The old square offers a romantic view of colorful fishing boats and small taverns offering traditional food at all times of the day. Secluded beaches with lots of shady trees and sun-beds
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Chora
Chora is a medieval village around the Byzantine monastery of St. John. This unique village with white houses in the typical Aegean style is the heart of Patmos attracting visitors from all over the world.Chora is a small community in itself, with lots of charming little restaurants and bars, some exquisite shops and small grocery shops. The village is connected with the rest of the island through
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Sapsila
The Settlement Sapsila is located between the port of Patmos and Grikos. The sea beach of the town are the warmer waters of the island. It is a picturesque settlement with few houses and an ideal beach for relaxation. It is an ideal village for those who want to have a quiet holiday.
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Kampos
Kampos is a rural village in a distance of 5.5 Km from Skala located at a beautiful sandbay with lovely white houses in the Aegean style. An unspoiled piece of nature where fishers and farmers are your next door neighbours. The village square as well as the beach offer a variety of good taverns and a small grocery shop supplies you with whatever is needed. Shady trees and sun-beds on the beach give
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