In the Holy Island of Patmos, you can visit the cave where Evangelist John wrote the Book of Revelation (Apocalypse), monasteries, but also beaches.

Patmos Beaches

A photo showing the clear waters of the Psili Ammos Beach on Patmos island.
photo: Villa Sophia

Psili Ammos Beach

About 2km away from civilization, a natural place to be. Psili Ammos means 'thin sand' and it's stunning. To get there, hike or get a boat.

Kampos Beach on the island of Patmos close to barren, rocky hills.
photo: Villa Sophia

Kampos Beach

Kampos is the most vivid and cosmopolitan beach of Patmos. You will find rentals for various water sports, beach bars and restaurants.


Petra Beach

On Grikos bay, Petra was named after a huge boulder (that's what petra means) at the end of the beach. It's usually packed.

A panoramic picture of the Didymes (Twins) Beach on Patmos island.
photo: Villa Sophia

Didimes (Twins) Beach

After a 15-minute hike, you arrive at two identical small-pebble bays. Not crowded, healing, natural. Seek shade under tamarisk trees.

A photo of Grikos on Patmos island - a restaurant on the beach and boats in the sea.
photo: Raki_Man / CC BY 3.0

Grikos Beach

Grikos is a sand-and-pebbles beach in front of a hotel with several cafés and restaurants in its proximity. The bay is not too windy.

Patmos Attractions

A picture showing the walls of the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian over the buildings of Chora on Patmos.
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Monastery «St. John the Theologian»

This Orthodox Christian monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After visiting the exhibition, have a coffee enjoying the great view.


Windmills of Patmos

These windmills were operational until 1950 and the oldest of them was built in1688. It's excellent spot for a walk and pictures.


Cave of the Apocalypse (Revelation)

According to theologians, this cave is where St John had visions that he recorded in his Book of Apocalypse (Revelation).

Patmos Why visit?

  • Chora and St John's Monastery figure on UNESCO's World Heritage list.
  • During the Roman times, it was an island of exile.
  • Exiled Evangelist John wrote his Gospel and Apocalypses in Patmos.

Patmos Settlements

A picture taken in one of the streets in the Chora of Patmos among the traditional buildings.
photo: Diakidou sophia

Chora of Patmos

The capital of the island is a picturesque white-blue heaven with dreamy architecture, fresh air, and exceptional sunsets.



In the island's only port, you can visit an ancient acropolis, as well as nearby beaches or join a boat trip to secluded beaches.

Patmos Festivals

Easter in Patmos

Patmos offers a grandiose Easter experience in an atmosphere of spirituality and celebration that captivates visitors' hearts.

Patmos Sacred Music Festival

Religious music festival known also as the "Divine Revelation of Music" that presents musical works inspired by the Christian Faith.