Welcome to Patmos

Welcome to Patmos

Patmos, the island of the Apocalypse and the most attractive destination in Europe, according to Forbes magazine, is located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea and is distinguished for its great historical and religious importance.

The island on St. John wrote the Revelation after exile by the Roman Emperor Domitian, is the top destination in the country, both for devotees of religious tourism and for the fanatics of its relaxed and effortlessly cosmopolitan atmosphere.

In the middle toward the southern part of the island is the most capital in all of the Aegean and perhaps one of the most expensive areas, not only in Greece but also in Europe, Chora of Patmos. The picturesque village, which in 1999 was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO –together with the monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the cave of the Apocalypse– looks over Skala from on high, where the port of the island is located.

The attractions you must visit during your stay on the island are the Nikolaidi and Simantiri mansions, the three Windmills, the monastery Zoodochou Pigis and of course the Sacred Cave of the Apocalypse just outside Chora, on the way to Skala. The most important settlements are Skala, the port and the island's bustling centre, Grikos, for many amongst the most beautiful bays of Patmos, and Kampos, a village built on a hill to the north of Patmos.

The beaches you should not miss include Petra, Grikos, Kambos, Agrio Livadi, Livadi of Gerano, Vagia and Psili Ammos. In Patmos you will find several good dining options. The island may not have a lively nightlife, but this does not mean that it's missing atmospheric bars with attentive service.

Below is useful information relating to your travel to Patmos (Greece and in General), such as the currency, weather, useful telephone numbers, etc.