“Jerusalem of the Aegean”
This holy island shaped like a seahorse with the admirable coastline, capes and bays is the northern one in the Dodecanese. In 1999 it was declared as “Monument of Worldwide Heritage” by Unesco. The biggest residential areas are Hora, built around the Castle-Monastery of St. John Theologian, Skala with the port of the island, Kambos and Groikos. Holidays on the island of Patmos is an exceptional experience because it combines religious atmosphere, the Aegean landscape, traditional architecture, unique beaches and plenty of choices for coffee, food and nightlife.
GETTING TO PATMOS ISLAND
Getting to Patmos by ferry from Piraeus You may travel to Patmos by boarding a ferry boat from the Port of Piraeus in Athens, for a total travel time estimate of 7 hours. Daily ferry boat transfers from the Piraeus Port are available during April-October. For further information please contact the following ferry boat company:
- Blue Star 1&2 & Blue Star Diagoras ( www.bluestarferries.gr )
- Dodekanisos Express & Dodekanisos Pride ( www.12ne.gr )
- Nisos Kalymnos ( www.anekalymnou.gr )
Lipsi: You can take the boat from Skala and visit our neighbouring picturesque island of Lipsi.
Marathi - Arkioi: Two small islands an hour from Patmos. The small boats from the port of Skala can take you not only there but also to breathtaking beaches such as Aspronisi, Makronisi and Tiganakia.