Patmos, else known as the Jerusalem of the Aegean or the island of the Apocalypse, is the northernmost island in the Dodecanese complex. It is located in the south-east of the Aegean Sea, surrounded by the islands of Lipsi, Leros, Arki and Agathonisi as well as smaller islets Patmos is populated by 3000 residents and constitutes of an important tourist destination mainly the periods of Easter and during the summer months.

Patmos was classified by UNESCO, the Committee of Monuments of World Heritage, in 1999, as one of the world’s cultural heritage monuments.

Patmos is one of the smallest islands of the Dodecanese with an area of 34 square km. The distance from the harbor of Piraeus is 158 nautical miles. The island of Patmos has, like all the islands of the Dodecanese, a mild Mediterranean climate and a lot of sunny days throughout the year along with northern winds especially during August. The landscape of the island offers both plains and hills, finishing at lace-like beaches with beautiful clean blue waters.

Patmos has 4 villages. Skala, Chora, Grikos and Kambos. Skala is the center and where the port is. There are restaurants, to try local food, bakeries, pastry shops to try local sweets, supermarkets, 2 pharmacies and a lot of souvenir shops.

The Monastery of St. John the Theologian is located in Chora, the capital of the island. The impressive architecture, the prestige of priceless treasures that have being accumulated over centuries and its continual presence for almost a thousand years make your visit imperative.

The Holy Cave of the Revelation lies between the towns of Skala and Chora. St. John the Theologian arrived to Patmos in 95 AD accompanied by his student Prochoros and lived in the cave for 2 years. Here is where the voice of God was heard and where the book of the Revelation was written.

Grikos and Kambos are the villages with the most famous organised beaches.

How to Arrive to Patmos

There are different options that you can choose to reach Patmos.
Either by boat or by plane, via the closest islands, Samos, Leros and Kos.

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You can arrive to Patmos with a ferry “Blue Star Ferries” from the port of Athens, Pireaus, or from the Dodecanese islands Rhodes, Kos Leros, Lipsi.

You can arrive to Patmos with the Catamaran “Dodecanisos Seaways” which connects the islands of the Dodecanese Rhodes, Symi, Chalki, Nysiros, Tylos, Kos, Kalymnos, Leros, Lipsi

You can also choose to come to Patmos from Samos, Arki, and Agathonisi with the boat “Kalymnos” which also connects Patmos with Lipsi, Leros and Kalymnos.

The boat “Patmos Star” connects Patmos with Lipsi and Leros

You might also want to check

Aegean Airline
Olympic Airline

Travel agencies on Patmos
Astoria Travel 2247031205
Apollon Travel 2247031324

Getting around the island

In order to travel around the island you could rent a car, a motorbike, a bicycle or you could just use the local bus. The bus station is at the port, just 10 minutes on foot from our studios. The timetable is posted at the bus station.

Motorbike Rentals

Aris Σκάλα/Skala 2247032542
Billis Σκαλα/Skala 2247032218 6974100788
Camel Γροίκος/ Grikos 2247033169
Express Σκάλα/Skala 2247032088 6973036800
Faros Σκάλα/ Skala 2247029330
Ikaros Σκάλα/ Skala 2247033095
Leo Σκάλα / Skala 6976400192
Patmos Σκάλα / Skala 2247034044 6972109511
Pegasos Σκάλα / Skala 2247033140 6974122008
Stefanos Μελόι/ Meloi 6945067206
Tassos Σκάλα / Skala 2247031753
Theo & Giorgio Σκάλα / Skala 2247032066 6972526390

Car Rentals

Abakus Skala 2247032256
Alexandros Skala 2247031541
Aris Skala 2247032542
Avis Skala 2247033025
Astoria Skala 2247031205
Camel Skala 2247033169
Christina Giannarou  Skala 2247032885
Captain 2247031793
Katerina  Skala 2247032855
Nikolakakis 2247032785
Rossi 2247034343
Patmos 2247032203
Tasos 2247031753
T&G 2247032066


– Monastery of St. John

– Walking paths of Patmos

We also recommend you experience a day trip to other small islands.
You could also rent a boat to go around the island or even to private beaches.

For information you could contact us or a travel agency.