Patmos is an island belonging to the Dodecanese group of islands, in Greece. It is a beautiful island characterized by a very charming main town (Chora), an important monastery and some beautiful sandy beaches.
You will find below information about how to get to Patmos by ferry, where to buy your tickets and information about Patmos and its port, with many photos.
Ferries to Patmos depart from Piraeus port in Athens. The ferry trip from Athens to Patmos lasts for about 7-10 hours. The cost of a ferry ticket from Athens to Patmos is approximatively '36' 'EUR' (36 Euros) for a standard seat. Patmos island is also directly connected by ferry with Kos, Kalymnos, Rhodes, Samos and other islands.
Ferry Schedules to Patmos
There are ferries to Patmos from Athens every week, but not every day. In the summer, ferry routes are more frequent and there are also many daily ferries to Patmos from other islands of the Dodecanese.
Ferry to Patmos from Athens (Piraeus)
Ferries depart from Athens (Piraeus) to Patmos about 4 times per week. The ferry trip from Piraeus to Patmos lasts for 7-10 hours. The cost of a ferry ticket from Athens to Patmos is approximatively '36' 'EUR' (36 Euros).
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Ferry to Patmos from Rhodes
In the summer, there are daily connections between Rhodes and Patmos. The ferry trip from Rhodes and Patmos lasts for 6-9 hours and the cost of a ferry ticket is '36' 'EUR' (36 Euros) - '50' 'EUR' (50 Euros).
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Ferry to Patmos from Kos
During the summer, there are daily ferry connections between Kos and Patmos. The ferry trip from Kos to Patmos lasts for 3-3.5 hours and the cost of the ferry ticket is '20' 'EUR' (20 Euros) - '30' 'EUR' (30 Euros).
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Ferry to Patmos from Samos
There are many daily ferries from Samos to Patmos every day during the peak season. The ferry trip from Samos to Patmos lasts for 1.5-3.5 hours and the ferry ticket costs '30' 'EUR' (30 Euros).
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What types of ferries travel to/from Patmos?
The types of ferries that sail to Patmos are high-speed/catamaran ferries (mainly from other Dodecanese islands) and conventional ferries. The ferry companies that serve itineraries to Patmos are Blue Star Ferries, Anek Lines, and Dodekanisos Seaways.
Island hopping from Patmos
During the high season, there are frequent ferry connections between Patmos and the islands of the Cyclades and the Dodecanese. Some of the most popular island-hopping routes are from Patmos to Kos, from Patmos to Rhodes, and from Patmos to Samos.
Travel tips to organize your travel:
- Patmos is a good base for island-hopping, as it is connected with both the Dodecanese and the Cyclades islands.
- The best way to plan your trip from Athens to Patmos is to book your ferry tickets in advance, as Greek ferries may be fully booked, especially in July and August. The same applies to the trip from Patmos to Athens.
- Ferry tickets from Athens to Patmos are quite affordable, so Patmos is a very good destination for travelers on a budget.
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INFORMATION ABOUT PATMOS
The small and tranquil island of Patmos is best known as the place where Apostle John wrote the Book of Revelation. The island is known for the beautiful Monastery of Saint John, overlooking Chora (the main village), which adds to the aura of divinity that surrounds the island. According to the legend, Apostle John is believed to have lived in a cave on Patmos, between Chora and Skala, the port of the island.
The Monastery was established in the 11th century and was subsequently fortified to safeguard citizens from pirate raids. It was originally built on the site of an ancient temple dedicated to goddess Artemis. A chapel to Osios Christodoulos, the founder of the monastery, was built in the 17th century, apart from many other chapels. The monastery also houses the Ecclesiastical Museum, exhibiting many rare books, ecclesiastical items, holy gospels and valuable Byzantine icons.
Apart from historically significant monuments, Patmos also offers a peaceful environment for some relaxing moments. Quiet beaches and traditional villages dot the landscape of the island, which is rocky and pretty hilly. Beach resorts on Patmos are not much developed. The most popular beach resorts on Patmos are Skala and Grikos, where most hotels are found and the beaches are clean and sandy.
Chora, the capital of Patmos, is actually a picturesque village whose architecture and colors remind of a fortress. Arched paved streets, corners with beautiful views and austere architecture form the characteristics of the village. Some taverns and cafeterias are found here and there.
Why visit Patmos?
Hop on a ferry to Patmos for verdant nature, delicious food, and amazing beaches. Since Patmos is an island off the beaten tourist trail, it’s a perfect destination for isolation and relaxation.
- Patmos is best known for being the place where Apostle John wrote the Book of Revelation. According to the legend, Apostle John lived in a cave in Patmos, between Chora and Skala.
- The most popular beach resorts on the island are Skala and Grikos.
- Chora, the capital of Patmos, is a picturesque village with architecture and colors that remind of a fortress.
- The main port of Patmos is Skala.
The best season to visit Patmos
The best season to visit Patmos is the summer. Patmos is a calm destination, so it doesn’t get overcrowded, even in the peak season.
Is Patmos for you?
Patmos is perfect for quiet holidays in nature away from the hustle and bustle.
Sightseeing in Patmos
Some nice places to visit in Patmos are the Monastery of Saint John, the Cave of Apocalypse, the Monastery of Zoodochos Pighi, and Agathonisi Island.
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Connected ports to Patmos
Athens, Piraeus - Agathonisi - Chios, Port - Fourni - Ikaria, Ag.kirikos - Kalymnos - Kasos - Kavala - Kos, Mastihari - Kos, Port - Leros - Lesvos (Mitilini) - Limnos - Lipsi - Mykonos - Naxos - Paros - Pserimos - Rhodes - Samos, Pythagorio - Samos, Vathi - Symi, Port - Syros - Turkey, Bodrum - Turkey, Kusadasi
A small island of Dodecanese, Patmos is mostly famous as the place where Saint John wrote the Apocalypse. The port of Patmos is Skala, a lovely tourist village about 5 km from Chora, the capital of the island.
The port of Patmos is connected by bus to Chora, Grikos, Kambos and many beaches along the way. There are also taxis and rental companies on the island.