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About Patmos

The greenest and most famously tranquil of the Dodecanese, Pátmos is a bewitching island of verdant hills and charming historic villages framed by the glittering waters of the Aegean Sea. Peaceful and spiritual, this is a wonderful destination for independent explorers, romantic couples or keen hikers. Accommodation options range from simple guest houses to indulgent boutique hotels, with the best places to stay in Pátmos offering sensational sea views.

Pátmos has been a site of pilgrimage for centuries, home to the cave in which St John reputedly experienced the visions which inspired the Book of Revelations. Pilgrims still congregate in Chora, the mountaintop village closest to the cave, where you will also find the 11th-century Monastery of St John, with its frightening friezes depicting hell’s demons. Chora itself is lovely, with lively tavernas, chic boutiques and galleries aplenty. It’s also a great base for hikers, who can follow walking trails straight from the village into the mountains.

For more of a buzz, make your way to the stylish coastal town of Skala. You’ll find trendy restaurants and bars specialising in seafood and Greek wine clustered close to the harbour, perfect for rounding off days of adventure. Beachgoers, on the other hand, will adore the golden sands of Psili Ammos beach and of nearby Marathi Island. Don’t miss seeing the windmills of Pátmos before you catch the ferry onwards to gorgeous Kos, Leros or Symi. You’d be forgiven, of course, for simply hiding away at one of the best places to stay in Pátmos — they’re not easy to leave.

The Best Places to Stay in Pátmos

For Simple Charm

  • 9 Muses Exclusive Apartments is a serene little spot promising wonderful views of the Aegean from simple rooms with flagstone floors, whitewashed walls and soft blue accents. Sink into the swimming pool, dine under the stars and soak up the classic charm of this tranquil hotel as a couple.

For Boutique Luxury

  • Petra Hotel & Suites is an elegant, unpretentious collection of suites with uninterrupted views over the bright blue Bay of Grikos. Think soothing cream-clad interiors with work by Greek artists and private balconies. Feast at the à la carte restaurant after laid-back days in the sunshine, or scenic seaside strolls. A honeymoon favourite.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.


  • Fly to Athens International Airport, and catch a connecting flight to Leros Airport or Kos Airport. You can easily hop aboard one of the regular ferries to Pátmos from Kos or Leros.
  • There's plenty to see in Pátmos! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Expect warm summers, with temperatures reaching around 27°C between June and August, which is also peak season. For fewer crowds, quiet beaches and cooler climes travel in April, May or late September, when you can also find great hotel deals.



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Best Hotels in Patmos

  • 9 Muses Patmos 12 rooms from £52

    Restaurant  -  Dine by the pool or on your own verandah
    Views  -  Incredible views over the Aegean Sea
    Sights nearby  -  Cave of Revelations
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
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    A serene small resort with stunning views over the Aegean. Bungalow suites are named after the Muses and simply yet stylishly furnished. Lovely pool area, where you can dine under the stars. Perfect for those who want the Greek Island experience without the crowds. See More

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  • Petra Hotel & Suites Grikos, Patmos 11 rooms from £169

    Views  -  All rooms have superb views over the Aegean and the Bay of Grikos
    Romantic Break
    Restaurant  -  A la carte menu either served on the terrace or in your own suite
    Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolViews
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels

    A romantic, chic spot without pretence. Classically elegant rooms and suites with luxurious furnishings, all the mod cons, and private balconies. A lovely cafe restaurant, spectacular sea views, and sprawling terraces. An understated, but still luxurious choice. See More

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