If you want to get a taste of how Patmos homes were in the past, you just have to visit the Nikolaidis mansion in the northeastern part of the country.
Built between the 17th and 18th century, this two-storey stone building with gothic features was damaged by the earthquake of 1956. In 1958 it was given by the owners for restoration by the archaeological service and transformed into an exemplary Museum.
The purpose of the creation of the museum was to acquaint visitors of Patmos with the island's history from the prehistoric to the later years, through the findings and the material housed on the premise
On the ground floor you will notice the food storage repository, such as the ovens, the private chapel and wells, where locals collected rain water.
On the first floor of the house are the bedrooms as well as the guestroom and the parlor.