Patmos has little glittering white houses under the Aegean sun stand next to proud two-storey mansions. Follow the historical little streets all the way from the monastery down to the port and discover restaurants, cafés, shops and traditional bakeries. Treat yourselves with cheese pies, local dairy products, and reticule-shaped dough with honey and nuts.The largest settlement, as well as capital and port of the island, is Skála where you will find accommodation and fresh-fish restaurants among buildings used by the Italians during the Italian Rule of the Dodecanese
Worldwide known as a sacred island for it is the place where Saint John wrote the Book of Revelation, Patmos is an ideal destination for nature lovers thanks to its lace-like coastline, sheer cliffs and volcanic soil.
Designated as “Holy Island” by the Greek Parliament in 1981 as well as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999, Patmos had been used as a place of exile by the Romans on account of its steep morphology. That’s how St. John found safe refuge here in the 1st century A.D., exiled by the Emperor Domitian.