With a special mention in The Book of Revelation of The Holy Bible as the island of Apocalypse, Patmos has achieved an intensely spiritual character that attracts millions of tourists and travelers from around the world. This is effectively showcased through the enormous Monastery of Saint John located a few miles north of the capital of the island, Chora. Surrounded by humungous walls across the entire perimeter, the monastery resembles an exotic Greek fortress.
The 63 km long coastline of Patmos, offers a varied selection of beaches ranging from secluded coves for the poetic- at-heart, to heavily crowded shores swamped with beach umbrellas and bars lined across the sparkling azure of the Aegean Sea. You can rent a private boat to experience one of the luxurious excursions, to the neighboring islands, that are frequently organized by the tourist agencies in the city.
The tourist hotspot of Patmos is a place called Skala, which is a hub for a variety of attractions ranging from crystal clear beaches to exotic cafes and bars and even the traditional Greek Tavernas. Skala is a perfect amalgamation of rich scenic beauty and super energetic cosmopolitan culture that brings to you the best of both worlds.
Owing to the short distance between the two islands, it is a good idea to combine your holiday trip to Patmos with Leros and experience the culture and ethnicity of both the places simultaneously.