How to move around Patmos?

Patmos is a beautiful, picturesque island of the Dodecanese island complex. For Christians, Patmos is considered to be a sacred place as the Book of Revelation was written on this island, by Saint John. Two of the most frequently visited places on Patmos are the Monastery of Saint John and the Cave of the Apocalypse. However, there are many other things worth exploring and you have several different ways to do it!

Don't forget to get informed about how to get to Patmos in order to optimize your travel.

Public buses

Public transportation is the less expensive way to reach most places on Patmos. The central bus stop is located in Chora.
Buses link the capital with many beaches and villages, while there are also frequent routes with direction to Skala, where the Monastery of Saint John and the Cave of the Apocalypse are located.
You can find further information about routes and timetables on

Taxis and private transfers

Despite being a more pricey option, taxis are much preferred because they are a fast, convenient mean of transport. Many taxis are spotted all over the town, mainly close to the port entrance, at the airport and in many other central spots of the island.
You can book a taxi by calling on any of the following phone numbers:697 2620 001, 22470 31225. Alternatively, you can book your taxi online.

Car and Motorcycle rentals

With a car or motorcycle, you can explore the island at your own pace and gain access to the most secluded spots! In case you don't have your own vehicle, it is an excellent idea to rent a car for your sightseeing trips! Car Rental agencies can be found near the port.

Organized tours

Fully equipped boats carry out day trips to nearby islets and Psili Ammos beach, which is accessible only by boat. They depart from Skala port.

Water taxi

On Skala port you will find water taxis that can transfer you to any of the island's secluded beaches!



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