Day Trips from Patmos

Arki and Marathi

One marvelous day trip from Patmos is to the islets of Arki and Marathi. These islets, administratively owned by Patmos, offer an incredibly peaceful and beautiful experience. You can easily organize a one-day excursion from the harbor of Patmos to Arki, where you can swim in their crystal-clear blue waters and enjoy a fresh fish meal on the beach. The port of Marathi serves as a harbor for boats from Patmos and Lipsi, hidden beside rocks that provide protection from strong winds. For swimming, we recommend visiting Linari or Tiganaki Beaches. As you explore the harbor area, you will notice the charming old houses made from white stone. If you wish to extend your stay, there are a few rooms available for rent in Arki and Marathi.


Another islet worth visiting is Chiliomodi. It has become a popular relaxation spot for visitors, especially during the summer. You can reach Chiliomodi by taking a private boat that offers daily trips from the port of Skala. Known for its natural and authentic beauty, Chiliomodi has attracted numerous tourists in recent years.


The Lipsi islands are also highly recommended for a visit. Lipsi is the mythical Ogigia, known as the island of the goddess Calypso. The houses on Lipsi are built in an amphitheatrical fashion in the heart of a naturally protected bay. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the tranquility that the island’s nature generously offers, along with the warm hospitality of the locals. Lipsi also boasts beautiful beaches where you can swim, dive, or indulge in fishing.

Hiking in Patmos

If you have a passion for hiking and a love for nature, Patmos provides numerous hiking paths for you to explore. In the spring of 2012, Patmos established a network of 16 trails that cover most of the island. These paths offer gentle terrains and unveil the island’s exceptional landscapes, ancient monuments, historical sites, monasteries, old chapels, and rich flora, especially during the vibrant spring season. Additionally, you can admire the island’s unique and stunning coastline.

Nearby Destinations

In addition to the captivating attractions on Patmos itself, the island serves as a perfect starting point for exciting day trips to nearby destinations. One such destination is the idyllic island of Leros. Just a short boat ride away, Leros welcomes visitors with its charming villages, scenic landscapes, and a rich history waiting to be discovered. Explore the picturesque town of Lakki with its striking art deco architecture or venture to the hilltop castle of Pandeli, offering panoramic views of the surrounding islands. Another intriguing day trip option is to the island of Kalymnos, renowned for its traditional sponge diving heritage. Experience the island’s vibrant maritime culture, visit the sponge factories, and relax on its pristine beaches. Whether you choose to explore neighboring islands or other attractions in the region, Patmos provides an excellent base for unforgettable day trips, allowing you to delve deeper into the wonders of the Aegean Sea.

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