Discover Patmos Island

A captivating island, offering a wealth of experiences

Nestled in the heart of the Dodecanese, Patmos boasts a unique charm that draws travelers from all corners of the world. With a population of 3,000 residents and a stunning 63-kilometer coastline, this island offers a mix of natural beauty and cultural treasures.

What truly sets Patmos apart is its rich ecclesiastical heritage. The presence of religious art and architecture permeates the island, lending it a monasterial character. The Holy Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, the Holy Cave of the Apocalypse, and the medieval settlement of Chora have all earned their place on the prestigious list of UNESCO World Heritage Monuments.

Chora, the island’s capital, is a place of pure enchantment. With a landscape that seems straight out of a dream, it’s often hailed as one of the most impressive “choras” in all of the Greek islands. The majestic Monastery of St. John stands proudly atop a hill overlooking Chora, surrounded by neoclassical buildings gleaming in pristine white. Traditional structures, winding alleyways, and charming arches, each with its own unique name, complete the picture.

Exploring these alleyways is like stepping into a storybook world, where elegance and grandeur are around every corner. The architectural medley of Patmos Chora will leave you spellbound, and you’ll discover a total of 51 churches within its charming streets. And don’t forget to visit the Cave of the Apocalypse, the very place where Saint John penned the Book of Revelation, conveniently located between Chora and Skala.

Skala serves as the main port and the largest settlement on Patmos, making it a bustling hub of activity. Amidst Italian administrative buildings, you’ll find a variety of lodgings, hotels, shops, and restaurants to cater to your needs. The remnants of the ancient acropolis, dating back to the 6th and 4th century B.C., can still be seen in the Kasteli archaeological site, adding a touch of history to your visit. The site is home to fascinating finds, such as shells and stone tools, providing evidence of human presence since the Bronze Age. Wander through the gate, marvel at the towers, and explore the fortifications that have withstood the test of time. Kasteli is also the location of Patmos Eye, ensuring that all its marvels are right at your doorstep.

Patmos may be a relatively small island, but it’s brimming with wonders waiting to be explored. While it’s not a necessity, having your own means of transportation is recommended to make the most of your time here. You’ll find an efficient network of regular bus services and boats connecting the island’s many beaches and villages. If you prefer, you can rent a car or a bike, or simply hop in a taxi for your transportation needs.

As you embark on your journey to Patmos, you’ll discover that this island has something to offer every traveler, from the spiritually inclined to those seeking idyllic landscapes and cultural treasures. So, pack your bags and get ready to experience the magic of Patmos – a destination that promises memories to last a lifetime. We can’t wait to welcome you!

  • The Monastery of Saint John the Theologian: Perched at the highest point in Chora, this magnificent monastery is a living cultural monument that commands attention and reverence.
  • The Museum of the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian: Step into the past and immerse yourself in the island’s rich history and heritage.
  • The Holy Cave of the Apocalypse: This sacred cave is where Saint John the Evangelist penned the prophetic book of Revelation in 95 A.D. It’s a place of profound spiritual significance.
  • Psili Ammos Beach: Embark on a full-day boat trip to enjoy the golden sands of Psili Ammos Beach and savor a delightful meal at the local taverna.
  • Island-Hopping Adventures: Don’t miss the chance to explore the picturesque islands of Marathi, Aspronisi, Tiganakia, and Arkioi by boat or yacht. They offer some of the most pristine waters in the Mediterranean.

POCKET SIZE SHOP

A true treasure trove

From luxurious bathrobes to artisanal ceramics and bespoke silk scarves – with genuine Soufli silk – visit our little shop and discover treasures reflecting Greek craftsmanship. Plus, you can also indulge in homemade delicacies amidst the cozy welcome area, reminiscent of home.