Holidays in Patmos

    A place with intense spiritual character, Patmos in Greece is mostly famous as the island of Apocalypse. According to tradition, it was in a cave in Patmos island that Saint John the Divine was inspired the Book of Apocalypse. This is why there is a large Monastery of Saint John above Chora, the capital of the island. This monastery is surrounded by strong walls and looks like a fortress. Chora is a great place to walk around the paved paths and enjoy a view to the Aegean Sea. The most tourist place of Patmos island is Skala, while relaxing beaches are found all over the island. Holidays in Patmos can be combined with Leros, as the distance between the two islands is very short.

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    Travel guide to Patmos, Greece

    Patmos island holidays guide

    Patmos is world famous as the island where Saint John was inspired and wrote the Apocalypse, this mysterious book of Christianity. In fact, the Monastery of Saint John and the Cave of Apocalypse are the important sights in Patmos Greece.


    General information

    Have a look on our travel guide about Patmos island and find out the most beautiful beaches, villages and monuments to visit there. Through our large collection of photos, videos and maps, you can get a better understanding of the location.


    Things to see and do

    Patmos St John

    The island of Patmos is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Dodecanese islands group. The most important sightseeing of Patmos island, part of the Dodecanese islands, is the Monastery of Saint John, located on top of a hill above Chora. This monastery is surrounded by walls and looks like a fortress. In the middle way between Chora and Skala, the two main villages of Patmos, there is the Cave of Apocalypse, where according to tradition Apostle John was inspired the Book of Revelation. Many other monasteries can be found around the island, a place with intense religious character and long history.

    The most picturesque village is Chora, with white houses, paved paths and great view to the Aegean Sea. Skala is also a nice place with many tourist facilities and restaurants. Due to the port, Skala is the busiest spot of the island. Very nice beaches are located on the northern side of the island, such as Agriolivado and Livadi Geranou, which are also organized. The rest of the beaches are secluded and perfect for privacy.

    This guide of Patmos offers all the necessary information about Patmos holidays. Located north of Leros, Patmos island can be combined for holidays with other islands of Dodecanese, like Kalymnos, Leros and Kos. Patmos is also a frequent stop for cruise ships to Kusadasi and Ephesus.


    Organize your holidays

    Check our travel services and organize better your holidays in Patmos. See the hotels we suggest, book ferry tickets to Patmos and have a look on our island hopping packages.


    Accommodation

    Hotels in Patmos

    Most hotels in Patmos are found in Skala, the main port of the island where most tourist activity is concentrated. Many peaceful hotels and traditional apartments are found close to the port, providing good access to the well-organized tourist facilities of Skala. More secluded places to stay during your Patmos holidays are the beaches of Livadi Geranou, Kambos, Sapsila and Grikos. Few luxurious resorts have opened over the last years on the island with large pools, gyms and spa therapies.


    Highlights in Patmos

    Impressive village of Chora
    Located on top of a hill, Chora is the capital of the island. Due to the traditional style and the many monasteries, this village is included in the world heritage lists of Unesco.
    Imposing Monastery of Patmos
    On top of the hill above Chora is the impressive Monastery of Saint John, considered a religious centre for Christianity. This architecture of this monastery looks like a fortress.
    Historical cave of Apocalypse
    In the middle way between Chora and Skala is the historical cave of Apocalypse. According to the tradition, this is where Saint John was inspired the Book of Revelation.
    Sandy beach of Skala
    The sandy beach of Skala is the most organized beach on the island. It is located in a short walk from the port and it is lined up with beach studios and restaurants.
    Lovely beach of Kambos
    On the northern side of the island is the beach of Kambos, a relaxing place to enjoy a day at the sea. The close beach of Livadi Geranou is also beautiful.
    Boat trip to secluded islands of Arki and Marathi
    In summer there are daily boat trips from the port of Skala in Patmos to the secluded islands of Arki and Marathi. These two islands have amazing beaches and relaxing atmosphere.

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