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5 Best things to see & do in Patmos

  • Patmos, Greek Islands, Greece

  • Patmos, Greek Islands, Greece

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Greece’s biggest religious festival offers a wonderful insight into the country’s culture and traditions. Celebrated on Patmos with great pomp.

Good for age: 18+

Duration: 1 week

When: April/May

Freq: annually

Cave of the Apocalypse

  • Patmos, Greek Islands, Greece

Cave of the Apocalypse

Experience

This creepy cavern is where St. John the Evangelist had his apocalyptic revelations (which became the last book of the New Testament). Adorned with 12th-century wall paintings and shimmering icons, the sacred grotto is often packed with Greek pilgrims, as well as day trippers from the many cruise ships that service Patmos.

Good for age: 18+

Psili Ammos beach

  • Patmos, Greek Islands, Greece

Psili Ammos beach

Experience

Patmos is short on sandy beaches, but Psili Ammos (meaning ‘fine sand’) is a gem. It’s only accessible by water taxi from Skala or a one-hour hike over the hills from Grikos, rewarded by ice-cold beer and stewed goat at the shady taverna on arrival.

Good for age: 4+

Lambi Beach

  • Patmos, Greek Islands, Greece

Lambi Beach

Experience

A tranquil beach in the north of the island, famous for its beautiful, multicoloured pebbles. But beware: you can be fined if you remove any pebbles from the beach.

Good for age: 4+