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Patmos Island: Offers the Best Summer Destination and Accommodation in Cyclades

Who’s ready for a big summer blowout in the most famous Patmos beaches? Aside from being the ‘Jerusalem of Greece’, you can have the best summer days in Patmos. One will never get bored of the different beach types you’ll find in the island. From sandy to rocky beaches, for water sports specific to calm and organized beaches. Today, we’ll give you our ultimate Patmos Beaches Hacks to bring you a handful of information regarding these beaches. Some are accessible thru walking and most beaches are reached via car in few minutes! With the number of beaches in Patmos, there’s even one closest to your Patmos accommodation.

Do you have your swimwear ready? How about your sunglasses? Don’t forget to bring your sunblock. One does not simply lay down on the sand without getting their skin protected. The sun can be abusive at times but overall, Patmos beaches are safe so there’s not a thing to worry about.

We are excited to show you the finest beaches in Patmos. So here they are:

 

Kambos

Are you bringing your kids with you for a family get together? The Kambos beach is a suitable destination for you. It is the most famous beach in Patmos. Although there are small pebbles scattered in the vicinity of Kampos beach, the place is abundant in the golden brown sand. No doubt that building sand castles is not just a fun activity for the kids but for the kids at heart as well. There is a road leading to the Kambos beach which is open for private cars and buses. There are friendly Patmos hotels and accommodations in the vicinity of Kambos beach making it the most accessible beach for tourists. As an organized beach where you can sit back and enjoy the tranquil life, there are establishments around the place too. You can jump from a local tavern to a cafe bar without getting lost. This is why Kambos beach is the most popular of all the beaches in Patmos.

Kambos beach is the most popular beach in Patmos. It's the perfect swimming place for your kids too!

Kambos beach is the most popular beach in Patmos. It’s the perfect swimming place for your kids too!

Livadi Geranou

Easily hopping from one beach to another is one of the perks of traveling in Patmos. From Kambo beach, you can walk for half an hour and the rocky road will take you to the Livadi Geranou. It’s popular for a peaceful vibe. There is a tavern at the beach where you can find everything that you’ll need.

Livadi Geranou- the beach that offers you the time to be alone.

Livadi Geranou- the beach that offers you the time to be alone.

Psili Amos

Patmos is a unique Pilgrim site in Greece. Nudist beaches don’t exist here. Bluff! Incorrect! Wrong! Misinformation! They tolerate nudism in some parts of the island. The beach shares two types of visitors. The nudist beach-goers have the further side of Psili Amos. While families, lovers, and other tourists enjoy the privilege of being at tavern’s side. You might want to avoid the peak season in August. There has always been a huge crowd in Psili Amos who are wanting to kill their summer time. A family residing at the Psili Amos beach takes care of the area. They also cook for tourists who want to taste the traditional food in Patmos. One of their specialties is the goat stew.

The organized beach side of Psili Amos- the perfect place to replenish!

The organized beach side of Psili Amos- the perfect place to replenish!

Where to stay?

Beach hopping gives you an adventurous yet relaxing feeling. How about Patmos hotel hunting? If this is your first time visiting the little island of Patmos, we know the struggle of searching the perfect hotel for your stay. Worry no more because we have the Chris Hotel in Patmos located in Skala for you. Skala is the main port in Patmos. So the moment you laid your eyes in Patmos, Skala is the village that welcomes you. In Chris Hotel, you’d experience the mix of traditional and luxurious life that only Patmos can offer. From Skala port, all the beaches we mentioned above is accessible via car or a quick boat ride!

The Chris Hotel greets you a warm welcome as you dock into the port of Skala.

The Chris Hotel greets you a warm welcome as you dock into the port of Skala.

Patmos: Holy Adventure and Hotel Tips

Whether you’re setting your first honeymoon or just getting away from someone, leave. Now where would you want to go? If you’re looking for a romantic place to visit then Greece can give you shelter. For weeks and even beyond! Patmos Island is one of the iconic members of the Cyclades group. Patmos stands as the ‘Holy Island’ in Greece for attracting thousands of pilgrims yearly. It’s because St. John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelations in the island of Patmos! Aside from the monastery designated to the legend, little chapels are everywhere too. Due to a high demand of tourism in Patmos, the residents decided to develop the island. Of course, without ruining the solemnity of the place. They figured out establishing traditional Patmos hotels, local taverns, jewelry shops, restaurants, and institutions.

Do you want to find out more information about the Patmos Island? We will be giving you the holy places to visit in Patmos for your spiritual excursion. And here they are…

Monastery of St. John

The first holy place you should visit when in Patmos is the Monastery of St. John. You can find the UNESCO Heritage Site of St. John Monastery on top of the hill at Chora. Inside the monastery is a collection of significant frescoes since the 12th century AD. As you approach the chapels, refectory, cisterns, and cells, you would imagine the life of the monks back then. The Monastery of St. John has the manuscripts and relics from the Byzantine era. This makes Patmos the best pilgrim site in the East.

The sacred exhibit inside the Chapel of St. Christodoulos in the Monastery of St. John.

The sacred exhibit inside the Chapel of St. Christodoulos in the Monastery of St. John.

Cave of Apocalypse

If you’re staying at any Patmos hotel, it’s easy to hop on a bus and take a quick road trip to Chora. From the drop off point, you can walk down to the cave. The Cave of Apocalypse is the most sacred site in Patmos. It is where St. John wrote the Book of Revelation with the help of Prohorus, his great friend. The historians and officials marked important spots inside of the cave. While wandering inside, you can notice the spots  where St. John rested his head and wrote the Book of Revelation. You’ll learn a lot about the cave and history of why Patmos became one of the religious sites in Greece by just visiting the cave. For there will be a guide to show you around the area- monks.

Explore the inside of the Cave of Apocalypse with a monk!

Explore the inside of the Cave of Apocalypse with a monk!

Chapel of Profitis Ilias

If you’re up for an extra steep of a challenge, climb up to the highest peak of Patmos in Profitis Ilias where you can find a small chapel. Aside from being a quiet place to clear your mind off, it catches the most beautiful sunset in Patmos. The priest of Siri, Neophystos built this wonderful chapel in 1764. Today, it is the favorite spot for sunset watching!

The Profitis Ilias Church promises the best sunset watching spot in Patmos.

The Profitis Ilias Church promises the best sunset watching spot in Patmos.

Where to Stay?

No need to search for the ideal place to stay while drooling for your spiritual excursion! The Chris Hotel in Patmos is one of the best hotels in the island. The hotel lies in the heart of Skala village where you can access nearby sights! It offers a relaxing ambiance to its visitors. Looking for a bar nearby for a quick booze? Look no more, wanderer. The Chris Hotel offers food and drinks at their Cafe Bar. It definitely has the best of both worlds for you.

Enjoy the rest of the day eating hearty meals at the Chris Hotel Cafe Bar!

Enjoy the rest of the day eating hearty meals at the Chris Hotel Cafe Bar!

What are you waiting for? The family of Chris Hotel’s can’t wait to see you in Patmos! Better book your flight and lodgings at Chris Hotel to experience the spiritual adventure only in the Jerusalem of Greece, in Patmos.