Visitor reviews of resorts, beaches, apartments, tavernas from visitors on holiday on the Greek island of Patmos. Have you been to Patmos this year? Love it? Hate it? Let others know of your experiences. We welcome all opinions on holidays in Patmos.
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Good: Patmos is a profoundly relaxing island, well worth more than the few hours it takes to tick off the monastery.
Bad: Certainly, in high season, the sheer weight of numbers passing through Skala port and the monastery is disconcerting.
Good: Arguably the most beautiful and certainly the best known of the smaller Dodecanses, Patmos has a distinctive, immediately palpable atmosphere.
Bad: During the peak season, the (Skala) quay and commercial district swarm by day with hydrofoil and cruise-ship passengers souvenir hunting or being shepherded onto coaches for the ride up to the monastery
I recently stayed at the Porto Scoutari Hotel in Patmos and it was wonderful. As it was mid season it wasnít full so we often had the pool to ourselves. Itís a lovely hotel with great views and warm, friendly staff. Patmos is beautiful and just what I wanted from a relaxing Greek holiday. There are plenty of walks and lovely beaches with tavernas.
It is not an island for anyone wanting to party. Tourists were older as there are no clubs on the island and it is also a religious hotspot. However if you want to walk, read, lie on the beach and eat fresh food then this is the right place. Kos is two hours on the ferry of you need a cocktail and nightclub!
Patmos is just about the most delightful greek island I have been to. True, Skala can get pretty busy especially when the cruise boats unload the daily cargo of trippers off up the mountain to see the famous monastery, but apart from that it is a dream island with golden sand beaches and lovely landscapes. It is small enough to travel anywhere in a day and we visited just about everywhere during our two week stay. Can't wait to get back
Patmos is off the beaten track for most tourists visiting the Greek island on holiday and long may it remain so. The island gets most of its income from visitors to the monastery and cave but relatively few stay for more than a day. What a joy they are missing. Great beaches, great tavernas, great atmosphere. I hope it doen't get discovered too soon so we can enjoy it without the crowds for a godd few years yet.