Stay in a small luxury hotel on Patmos and you will have the perfect retreat for enjoying this magical island, steeped in myth. From tiny unspoilt coves and welcoming tavernas you can admire the sparkling Aegean while planning your next memorable exploration.
A sparkling gem of Hellenic treasures and sunny coves.
Things to do
There is an air of mystery surrounding many of the landmarks here. Walk the ramparts of the Monastery of St John that soars above the gleaming white houses of Chora and you can almost sense the presence of Byzantine emperors. Nothing can match the strange power of the Cave of the Apocalypse, where St John is said to have written the ominous Book of Revelations.
Your luxury hotel provides a great escape route to some stunning beaches on Patmos. Relax beneath a parasol on the secluded Grikos Beach or stroll along the gentle stretches of sand at Melol or Alykes Beaches.
FOOD & DRINK
At Agriolivadi Beach you can visit handsome tavernas that serve sumptuous Mediterranean mezze of stuffed vine leaves and herb-infused spit roasts. Pop into any village bakery to indulge in the local sweet sticky almond delicacies known as pougi cakes.
From your boutique hotel terrace, gaze out to Kalikatsou Rock, an 11th Century hermitage.
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