Patmos: A place blessed by God and nature
Patmos is the island that as soon as you find yourself there, you will immediately understand why anyone who visits it is looking for the reason to visit it again and again. Mysticism, tranquility, nobility, rare natural beauty, absolute peace, cosmopolitan air in the right doses, low tons. This is Patmos!!
Discover the picturesque Chora, a Medieval settlement that stretches around the monastery of Agios Ioannis the Theologian. Walk on the labyrinthine picturesque cobbled streets around the castle and admire the well-preserved mansions and small squares. Follow the streets and galleries that lead to the edge of the cliff and enjoy the unique view. Hanging at the top of Chora, is the monastery of Agios Ioannis the Theologian, the most important attraction of the island, which was built in 1088 by the monk Christodoulos
Inside the Monastery you will discover priceless treasures and admire its beauty and tranquility.
About halfway from the port of Skala to Chora is the cave of the Apocalypse. By the candlelight feel the immersion in the cave where the Evangelist John heard the voice of God and wrote the Apocalypse.
Apart from its historical and cultural tradition, Patmos also has beautiful landscapes with lacy and beautiful beaches. Psili Ammos with its turquoise waters and golden sand. Groikos is a beautiful bay with a quiet lake, Agriolivado with shallow, crystal clear waters are some of the most famous beaches worth visiting. We will leave the rest to you to discover for yourself!
Enjoy the excellent local cuisine in Patmos
The island is a gastronomic paradise. It is rich in fresh fish, from lobster to scorpion fish and from grouper to mill.
The main local product of Patmos is the cheese. Try the famous cheeses Mizithra, kalathoto, xino-Mizithra and toulouotyri.
Best time to visit Patmos and why
Due to the religious tradition of the island, it is worth visiting it apart from the summer holidays and Easter, as there are local events and festivals during the Holy Week.
How to use transportation in Patmos
Port transfer options
The island is not connected by air with the mainland, as it does not have an airport. However, you can go by air to the airport of either Kos, Leros or Samos and from there take a ferry to the island.
By boat Patmos is connected to the port of Piraeus, with several itineraries in the summer, but also to the surrounding islands.
To move inside Patmos, it is good to have your own car. In case a car is not available, local bus routes that connect the town and the port with the beaches and other settlements is an option.
Alternatively, you can rent a car there or take a taxi.