Skala Village Patmos: Skala is the largest settlement and the main port of Patmos located right at the centre of the island and 5 km from Chora. The charming settlement is built around the lovely port and constitutes the commercial and trade center of the island. The village flourished during the 19th century at the time where many wealthy families settled down. Over the years, following the growth of tourism many new houses, hotels and businesses have been constructed.
Some of the sights in Skala are really worth seeing. Among them is the 17th century Church of Agia Paraskevi of Cavos, the ruins of an ancient acropolis, the church of Panagia Koumana and the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi. The lovely islet of Petrokaravo is right opposite Skala and is only reachable by boat.
Most of the picturesque taverns, restaurants, a large variety of shops, Greek cafes, bars and nightclubs are found in Skala as well as accommodations. Regular buses connect Skala with the rest of the island and boats offer daily excursions to the secluded beaches and nearby islets of Patmos.