Holidays in Patmos

Holidays in Patmos

The Dodecanese island of Patmos is known as the most holy of all islands in the Dodecanese. This is because “Ioannis the Evangelist” resided here for two years, in a cavern between the harbour and monastery.

Patmos - GreeceSkala is a major port and town of Patmos, and is a very charming and interesting town. The capital town of Chora ( Hora ) is situated approximately 4.5km from Skala, and was built on a hilltop around the old monastery of the island.

Visitors to Patmos will find a wonderful selection of impressive churches and monasteries scattered all around the island, including the famous monastery of Agios Ioannis Theologos ( Saint John ) .

Patmos is an island with a wonderful landscape and scenery. It is rich in history and culture, and is an island that offers a perfect setting for your relaxing holidays in Greece.

UNESCO has nominated the island of Patmos as a monument of World Heritage. It is a perfect place to visit in the Cyclades, and an island that many visitors hold dearly.

For those who enjoy the sea, there are some lovely beaches found on Patmos. Some of the most popular include the beaches of Hochlakas, Merichas and Psili Ammos. During the hot summer months, you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal blue waters.

Visitors to Patmos should try to visit the charming village of Grikos, which is one that is very traditional and charming. Also, try to sample some of the delicious local cuisine that you can find at the various tavernas around the island.

How do I travel to Patmos ?

Visitors to the island of Patmos will have to travel by sea as there is no airport on the island. There are airports on the nearby islands of Samos, Kos and Leros, so you could fly to one of these islands and then take a ferry over to Patmos.

There are daily ferry services with Patmos from the Athens port of Piraeus as well as with other islands in the Dodecanese and some of the islands in the North Aegean. Find more information about ferries to Patmos by clicking the link.

Where can I stay in Patmos ?

Patmos is well developed for tourism and visitors to the island will be able to find a nice selection of accommodation for their stay. The popular destinations of Skala and Grikos have a wide choice of accommodation including hotels, studios, rooms and apartments. You can also find accommodation in some of the other parts of the island such as Kambos. Find more information about hotels in Patmos by clicking the link.

5 Day weather forecast for Patmos

 

Map of Patmos

 

Useful Resources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patmos - Wikipedia page about the island of Patmos
http://www.patmos.gr/index.php/en/ - Official website for the municipality of Patmos
http://www.aroundpatmos.com – Travel guide to the island of Patmos
http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/greek_islands/dodecanese/patmos - Patmos page from the Greek Tourism Organisation

Author: Alex Dounavis

An avid traveller and keen writer about travel destinations in Greece and the Greek islands

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