Dodecanese | Patmos Info


Patmos is known as the island where Saint John the Divine wrote the Apocalypse in 95 AD.

The island’s scenery changes as we go from fertile valleys that spread until the other side of the island where there are only rocky hills.

The island’s capital, Chora (Patmos) is a picturesque village build around the monastery devoted to St. John the Divine.
Skala is the islands port, used since antiquity for its deep waters.

Travel Guide

Visit the monastery of “Saint John the Divine”, looking more like a fortress because it was built in 1088 AD on the ruins of the ancient temple of goddess Artemis.

The cave of Apocalypse

In the area of Scala the ruins of Acropolis, the ancient capital of the island.


There is the sandy beach of Grikos with the shallow waters and the beach of Psili Ammos the main beach on the island. Also the big bay in Kampos with the white sand, and Apollo, Livadaki and Kalogiroi in Lampi gulf.

In Skala you can swim in Aspri and St. John beach.



By Ship
From Piraeus port and the surrounding islands.

Patmos port authority 0030 22470 31231
Piraeus port authority 0030 213 2147600

By plane
Nearest airport at Samos.


Area: 34,14 sq km

Capital: Patmos

Patmos municipallity belongs to the administrative district of Kalymnos (Dodecanese prefecture – South Aegean Region).