Destination guide

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.


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.

Natural features

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.


Traveling to and around Patmos

The nearest airport is in Leros Island (LRS), located 16.4 mi (26.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Ikaria Island (JIK), which is 27.5 mi (44.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Patmos?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 87 vacation rentals near Patmos. From 40 Houses to 31 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.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Patmos?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Patmos. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Turkey: 7,462 vacation rentals
  • Greek Islands: 13,888 vacation rentals
  • Asia: 43,620 vacation rentals
  • Ikaria: 28 vacation rentals
  • Kalymnos: 94 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Patmos! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Patmos?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Patmos:

  • Ikaria: 28 rentals
  • Kusadasi: 211 rentals
  • Pefkos: 42 rentals
  • Leros: 68 rentals
  • Lipsi: 100 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Patmos?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Patmos are:

  • Ikaria Airport (JIK): 33 vacation rentals
  • Leros Airport (LRS): 148 vacation rentals
  • Samos Airport (SMI): 77 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.