Patmos, Greece



Patmos is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. It is the northernmost island of the Dodecanese group. The highest point is Profitis Ilias, 269 meters above sea level. Patmos' main communities are Chora (the capital city) and Skala, the only commercial port.

Patmos is a quiet and peaceful island with numerous beaches and coves, including the fine, sandy white beach on the southern end of the Island, Psili Ammos. On the top of the cliff is the beautiful Chora, the capital of the island with white houses and narrow roads overlooking the whole Aegean.

In the summer of 2006, the island's historic centre (Chora) with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse were declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO.
The enormous Byzantine monastery of St. John Theologos, built in 1088, houses byzantine icons, jewellery and emperor's presents, while in the library there are 3000 books and rare manuscripts. On the route between Skala and Chora is the Cave of the Apocalypse. It's a 17th century monastery which was built around the cave in which St. John wrote the book of Revelations.

Things to See & Do

* Skala - Harbor town
* The Cave of the Apocalypse
* Byzantine monastery of St. John Theologos
* Psili Ammos - beach

General information

Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language - Greek
Land Area - 34.6 km²
Population - 4,000
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 30

Port Location - The port of Patmos is called Skala.

Travel Links - The journey to the holy island from the island Samos is extremely short and there are daily routes by boats, flying dolphins and ships.