10 Best Things to do in Patmos, Greece [with Suggested Tours]

By Fatima Turla August 3rd, 2020 Posted in Destination, Europe Travel Blog, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

Are you planning to travel to Patmos, Greece soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Patmos with suggested tours!

10 Best Things to do in Patmos, Greece
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Patmos is another Aegean island found in the north of Greece’s Dodecanese island group. It is famous as the island where the disciple John obtained the visions that can be found in the Book of Revelation of the New Testament. If you are looking for an island to spend the quiet but special vacation, Patmos should be among your choices. The island is purely wonderful. The shops are fantastic, they will cover your every need and the people are hospitable.

List of Best Things to do in Patmos, Greece

1. Monastery of St. John

10 Best Things to do in Patmos, Greece
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This historic monastery is a symbol of the island. It is is a monastery-castle that dominates the top of the hill of Chora. From here, you can have a very nice view of the surrounding. And when you enter, wonderful heirlooms and images are what you will see inside. Just 2 kilometers before the monastery, there is a cave.

2. Chora Patmos

 

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Chora is a centuries-old community of narrow meandering streets that surrounds the Monastery of St. John. You will surely feel enchant with a walk in Chora. You can visit the monastery, the windmills and then just wander in the alleys of the country, you will definitely enjoy the shops and the wonderful view from above.

3. Cave of Apocalypse

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One can not go to Patmos and not see the Cave of the Apocalypse! The cave itself does not say much, but no matter how you do it, it is part of the history of Christianity. The atmosphere inside the Cave is really all-encompassing and reverently eerie. Overall, the place and the inside of the cave are very beautiful, regardless of whether one believes or not.

4. Psili Ammos Beach

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A beautiful beach with leafy tamarisks. You go there either by walking for about 30 minutes from a mountain path with a nice view or by boat. The beach itself is a huge sandy beach.

5. Walking in Patmos

Walking in Patmos will let you explore unknown beaches, hidden gems, historical pathways, remote chapels, and any other unknown locations on the island. You can have a private guide and do walking and hiking through the magical island of Patmos.

6. Agrio Livadi Beach

 

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Agrio Livadi is a gorgeous beach near the port. It is well-equipped and organized but also a free piece of beach. It has a tavern and beach bar right next to it. It is wonderful, with fine sand and turquoise waters. The tranquility that distinguished it, the clean and calm waters, beautiful surrounding nature, and good panorama, anyone would love to spend their relaxation here.

7. Windmills of Patmos

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The windmills offer a very nice view, second perhaps only in terms of the view from the Monastery. There is a small uphill road before you reach it. It is One of the most well-preserved mills for which the island has won awards. The whole place is worth not only for the windmills but much more for the wonderful view of the port and the castle

8. Chapel of Profitis Ilias

In Patmos, the Prophet Elias is a very old well-preserved church-turret-with amazing views. There is an uphill road for motorbike or car, as well as the old path for those who prefer walking. If you climb the stairs you will have the opportunity to see from both sides of the island, the endless blue color and the sunset.

9. Kampos Beach

 

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The beach has clear waters and is windless. It is a huge beautiful beach with organized umbrellas and plenty of space to set up your own, it also has many tamarisk trees that offer natural shade. Also, it is very accessible as you can go here by bus. That’s why you should expect that it’s a bit crowded during the peak season.

10. Tourlou

 

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A very beautiful place where you can feel the love and passion for creation. Tourlou is an awesome art shop, with a lot of different things to choose from. At an affordable price, you can have your custom, handmade jewelry. Going here is highly recommended.

Where to stay in Patmos, Greece

Budget Hotel

Stefanos Katsaros Studios

10 Best Things to do in Patmos, Greece

Stefanos Katsaros Studios features air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi and a balcony overlooking the garden. A TV is included in all accommodation types at the Stefanos Katsaros. Some units offer a kitchenette with fridge and cooking facilities.

Price: Starts at $40 per night for Double or Twin Room, add $1 for taxes and charges, and it offers a free cancellation.

Luxury Hotel

Manos House in Chora

10 Best Things to do in Patmos, Greece

Manos House in Chora can be found in Patmos, close to Patmos Aktis Beach and 2.3 km from Petra Beach. With sea views, this accommodation offers a balcony. The air-conditioned holiday home consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge and a kettle, and 1 bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer.

Price: Starts at $110 per night for Two-Bedroom House, includes taxes and charges, and it offers a free cancellation.

These are the possible things you can do in Patmos, Greece. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! So pack your things now and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Patmos.

How to go to Patmos, Greece from London

Via Aegean Airlines: (one way with one-stop)

There’s no airport in Patmos. The closest airports are the airports on the island of Kos and Leros.

*From London Heathrow – Athens – Kos

Ticket Price: £98.19

*From Kos to Patmos via Ferry

The ferry ride going to Patmos from Kos via Blue Star Ferries can take around 3 hours. But the Dodekanisos Seaways can have a duration of only 1 hour and 45 minutes. You can also travel by ferry from Leros going to Patmos as an alternative.

*Prices are subject to change. You can visit Skyscanner for more details about the ticket prices.

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Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.​​​​

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Written by Fatima Turla

Fatima is a full-time writer of Two Monkeys Travel. Her first major trip was in 2016 and got really interested in traveling. She also enjoys learning languages and other country’s cultures. She has a goal to visit at least one country each year and share her experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness her journey by following her on Instagram.

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