Patmos: A place blessed by God and nature
Welcome to Patmos, the island that leaves an indelible mark on your soul. Mysticism, serenity, and rare natural beauty converge on this enchanting island, beckoning visitors to return time and again. Explore the picturesque Chora, a Medieval gem enveloping the revered Monastery of Agios Ioannis the Theologian. Wander through labyrinthine streets, admiring well-preserved mansions and charming squares, while relishing panoramic views from the cliff's edge.
The monastery itself is a treasure trove of priceless artifacts and serene beauty. Just halfway between Skala port and Chora lies the fabled Cave of the Apocalypse, where the voice of God once resounded, inspiring the writing of the Apocalypse. Patmos also boasts stunning beaches, including the turquoise waters and golden sands of Psili Ammos. Groikos and Agriolivado offer serenity and crystal-clear waters. Discover Patmos—where history, culture, and natural splendor intertwine, creating an unforgettable travel experience.
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.