Patmos, Greece

Patmos, Greece

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 94 vacation rentals near Patmos. From 38 houses to 35 villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Patmos for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Saints, sands, and sun in Patmos

If you like your Johns saintly and your beaches sandy, then you've come to the right place. This tiny island in the Aegean is where St. John The Theologian is said to have written the Book of Revalations nearly 2,000 years ago, and it's drawn Christian pilgrims to its shores for centuties. But Patmos is more than that just a pilgrimage site. Its sandy beaches, clears blue waters, and vibrant bars and restaurants make it an ideal summer destination, especially if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the larger Greek Islands.

Soak it up, hop it up, and rev it up in Patmos

While it may be small, Patmos has plenty of beaches where you can soak up some serious vitamin D. Psili Amos and Agrio Livadi are among the island's most scenic and popular. If you fancy doing some island hopping while you're in Patmos, you can take a boat tour from the harbor that drops you off at jaw-dropping beaches on nearby islands. Away from the beach there's still plenty to do. One of the best ways to see Patmos is to rent a scooter or a quad bike, which are the perfect vehicles for the island's small winding roads.

Don't worry, it's not really the end of the world

It's hard to miss the Monastery of St. John. Built in the 11th century, the fortress sits atop the historic village of Chora, and contains many relics—it's an absolute must. While you're there, you should check out Chora itself. Its charming streets and Cycladic-style buildings are easy on the eye, and there are lots of interesting galleries, museums, and restaurants serving up local fare, as well as a few places to grab a cold drink. Staying with the subject of St. John, why not check out the ominously named Cave of the Apocalypse, where the saint is believed to have experienced divine visions.

Patmos—whether you're wet or dry, you're always warm

Like all the islands of the Dodecanese, Patmos has a Mediterranean climate. It's mild in winter and warm in summer, especially in July and August, when the mercury can reach in excess of 90 degrees. August is a particularly pleasant time to go swimming in Patmos with sea temperatures in the mid 70s. Even in late fall, temperatures stay around the high 60s, so you'll still be able to do some al fresco dining. As you'd expect, Patmos can get pretty busy in the summer months, so you'll find that Patmos vacation rentals are a bit more affordable come spring and fall.

Popping over to Hiliomodi, Patmos's little brother

Patmos is a mountainous and rocky island with low barren hills, and a meandering coastline that forms scenic bays, coves, and beaches. The island is rung by islets, the largest of which, Hiliomodi, can be reached by privates boats that run from Skala harbor. Back on Patmos, walkers and hikers of all fitness levels can enjoy the island's lush hills, which offer serene views of nearby islands and the Aegean Sea. Wherever your Patmos vacation rental is, you're sure to be captivated by its natural wonder, both on land and off it.