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
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.
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– Monastery of St. John
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.