Things to know about Patmos

The information you need to know about the island of Patmos

How to reach the island of Patmos?

Patmos is part of the Dodecanese islands and can be easily reached from the island of Kos or Samos. The ferry connections are daily, but you must always take into account possible delays flight / ferry or weather conditions to have enough time to get to and from the island. It is not necessary to book ferry tickets / catamaran in advance if you travel in low season. The ferries companies are  Dodecanisos Seaway, Blue Star and Patmos Star.

 

Where to stay in Patmos-hotel, apartments and studios

Patmos is a small island very popular with tourists from all over the world. Busy in the summer months, but also in the winter during religious festivals. It is also very popular with daily visitors and those who visit the island disembarking from cruise ships. During the day there are  thousands of tourists who scroll over Hora and Skala harbor. The evenings are quiet and peaceful.

Accommodation facilities are concentrated in the port Skala with basically simple, family-run, hotels or apartments that have few rooms only so it is advisable to book well in advance. Between the old Hora and Skala there are also several boutique hotels, beautiful residences for exclusive holiday. The sea-side resorts Grikos and Meloi offer some accommodation near the beach.

Places to visit

Here the information about  what to visit during your stay in Patmos. The city tour of Hora by day and by night is a mystical experience. You should not miss the view from the mountain Profitis Elias, that can be reached on food and offers a spectacular view and peace. Worth a visit the most isolated beaches in the north exposed to the wind offer wild landscapes and unspoiled nature.

Psili Amos beach is an adventure. It’s a sandy beach, which makes it popular, but it’s a half an hour walk or almost an hour boat ride from Skala. So it’s not something you’d do every day. This is a good thing, because it’s everyone’s favorite beach, but not over crowded.