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Patmos is a special island
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Patmos is a special island and its attarctions and style are unique. I have been going there for several years, but this year for the first time I felt that it was becoming slightly spoiled by tourism, which even seemed to make the Patmians in the shops ruder. I wish they could keep development and tourism to a sensible level and not spoil the
charm of the island. There are some very good places to eat if you know where to look, but the more expensive restaurants on the whole do not offer good value for the extra money. I recommend that you visit one of the old Sea Captains' houses, which has now been made into an interesting time capsule folk museum of bygone Hora life. It's called the House of Simantiris and was built in 1625 and is near Plateia Xanthou.



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Patmos is not your typical tourist destination
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Patmos is a very special place. It is mystical. It's historical and religious past are present in everything on the island. The village of Chora is very special because of the cave of the Apocalypse and the monastery of St. John. The layout of the town is unique as it was built around the monastery. Skala, the port of Patmos, is very quaint. Since my last visit it has been getting larger cruise ships in for the day, so if you know when they come in, you can avoid the crowds and go to a different part of the island. I think the authorities should make sure the tourist influx does not ruin the flavor of the island an keep the cruise ships to only a few days a week. I was in Patmos once before 8 years ago and had a wonderful experience. I stayed at the Patmos Paradise then too and looked up the Hotel for any changes since my last visit. Now they have A/C!!! All the beaches were great and different one from the other. In Kampos there is one of the nicest beaches, as well as "Georges" taverna. There are many local tavernas with good typical Greek food as well a few high-end restaurants with an international flair. One of my favorite tavernas was on Lambi beach. Patmos is not your typical tourist destination. It is a special place and should be regarded as such.



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Patmos a good suggestion
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After flying to Greece from Italy, I took the boat to Patmos. Some friends suggested it was a very nice island with nice beaches and some nightlife, but without the noise and excess of other islands with drunk people everywhere. And indeed, that's how it was! What impressed me most was that the people I met on the island were at least 30 years old or more -there were no kids! The island was beautiful, with nice landscapes. I didn’t like much the beaches, but they were ok for swimming and sunbathing. I went to the main town and I also visited some villages, which I liked very much. As for the food, there were many good restaurants serving Greek and international cuisine, especially in the town, and at very reasonable prices. I’d give it an 8/10.



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Reasonably priced and lots of fun
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After flying to Greece from Italy, I took the boat to Patmos. Some friends suggested it was a very nice island with nice beaches and some nightlife, but without the noise and excess of other islands with drunk people everywhere. And indeed, that's how it was! What impressed me most about Patmos was that the people I met on the island were at least 30 years old or more, there were no kids! Patmos was beautiful, with nice landscape. I didn't like much the beaches, but they were ok for swimming and sunbathing. I went to the main town and I also visited some villages, which I liked very much. As for the food, there were many good restaurants serving Greek and international cuisine, especially in the town, and at very reasonable prices. I’d give it an 8/10.



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A holy island!
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Nationality: German

Age: 50



The trip: We went to Patmos by flight to Patmos. The flight was fine but then we had a delay of 3 hours for the ferry to Patmos.

Reasons for going to Patmos: The island was recommended by friends. I saw some pictures on the web and it looked really nice. We always wanted to go somewhere in Greece and decided to go there.

Idea before arriving: Not much except from my friend experiences and opinions and some pictures on the web. I was waiting for a typical Greek Island like those that you can see in the documentaries.

Expectations and opinions: It met our expactations and much better. It is a marvelous island with many things to do. It spent the best holidays of my life there. It is a small paradise with great weather, villages, beaches, food, etc, etc... And a very safe place... You can live your bags on the beach for hours or you key on your motorbike for hours and nobody will touch it. What a great feeling.

Favorite thing about Patmos: the friendly people (that are not interested only to your money), the light (for photography), the atmosphere, the landscapes, the clear water, the fact that it is an island with heavy history and a holy island. Don't forget that the Book of Revelation was written here.

Negative opinion: The uncompleted houses everywhere are really ugly and it is a shame for such a lovely island. I had been told that it is a greek habit. You continue to built the house step by step, when there are some money on the bank account. There is only one bus and it is not enough. There are nearly every day ferrys or hydrofoils that have a delay or are cancelled.

Recommendations: Don't go there in July and August. There are too many tourists for such a small island. The weather is better in June and September. Try to come for more that a week because you need one day to go and return.



I will definitely get back there again!



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Peaceful and relax
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Nationality: American

Age: 50



The trip: By air from Italy to Kos then from Kos by Dodecanese Express. The trip was good and relaxing.

Reasons for going to Patmos: My husband planned the trip.

Idea before arriving: I didn't have any expectations.

Expectations and opinions: It more than met my expectations. It was one of the most enchanting places I have ever seen. It is really charming, the people are calm and make you feel peaceful and relaxed.

Favorite thing about Patmos: The beaches and the calmness of the people. The quiet sounds of nature.

Negative opinion: Nothing negative about the island.

Recommendations: Be respectful of the natural beauty of the island.



I hope to go there again!



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Great destination!
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I had heard some very good words about Patmos in Greece so I decided to take my daughter and go to see by myself.

We took the boat from the port of Piraeus, in Athens, and arrived in the small island of the Dodecanese. I loved it at once. The small port was adorable and had a charming settlement built around it. We found a room in the capital of the island, the lovely village called Hora or Patmos town. It is built around an imposing monastery called the Monastery of Saint John and is full of prestigious mansions, whitewashed houses, flowered yards, snow white chapels, small shops and cafes and narrow alleys. A real delight.

My little girl was thrilled by the food and by the crystalline waters and I enjoyed being caressed by the rays of the Mediterranean sun on the numerous, great beaches of the island (available only on the eastern coast, the west coast being rocky, windy and hard to reach).

I think that I made a very good choice for our holiday?s destination and I recommend it to everyone.



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