Few places in Greece can compare to the elegance and picturesque charm of Patmos. This tiny Greek island has been one of Christianity’s most sacred pilgrimage sights as the place where St John wrote his famous Book of Revelation. Today it famously attracts refined visitors eager to enjoy its exclusive beauties and sophisticated hospitality. We have chosen the best hotels in Patmos with unique character and attention to detail, just like the island itself.
This little boutique hotel in Grikos combines high-end modern luxury with traditional Patmian architecture. Its elegant suites are beautifully furnished and all have a warm and welcoming, yet super sleek, feel. The location of Petra Hotel and Suites on the top of the hill is spectacular, offering breath-taking views of the cosmopolitan bay of Grikos. There is a small yet luxurious swimming pool and an elegant fresh patio where guests can enjoy exclusive breakfasts and dinners with panoramic ocean views. Petra Hotel and Suites has won the Small Luxury Hotels of the World Award.
A hotel where “tradition meets luxury”, 9 Muses is located on a hill in front of an exclusive bay a short distance away from the port village of Skala. It comprises a number of individual holiday units of rooms, maisonettes and suites which are all traditionally decorated to a high standard. All the rooms have large verandas with dramatic ocean views where you can enjoy delicious homemade breakfasts made from the best local products. There is a serene terrace with a swimming pool as well as a small private beach a few minutes away with crystal clear waters.
This romantic hotel on a hillside near the port of Skala comprises five traditional studios in a wonderful location. Kalderimi is a friendly, family-run business that actively practices EcoTourism activities to save water and electricity on the island and protect the environment. From the studios’ private verandas you can enjoy spectacular views of both the picturesque port of Skala and of the awe-inspiring monastery of St John on the top of the mountain in Chora. The studios are decorated to a high standard with original, traditional island furniture and stylish artistic touches that make visitors feel at home. The home-made fresh breakfasts are a wonderful morning surprise. Kalderimi offers great value for money.
Eirini Luxury Hotel Villas offers stylish island luxury to those who are looking for a a truly exclusive hotel experience. Located on the hills overlooking the very private bay of Sapsila, the traditional stone villas enjoy gorgeous ocean views. Eirini Luxury Hotel Villas includes one or two bedroom houses with outdoor jacuzzi or private pool. The villas are all traditionally decorated with antique island furniture and rustic decor that creates a romantic high-end ambience. They are kept spotlessly clean with a daily maid service.
Patmos Aktis Suites and Spa offers five star luxury at the seafront in Grikos Bay. This hotel has spectacular facilities in an ultra sleek and modern all white decor. Its guests can enjoy all the high end comforts expected from a five star hotel including a spa, rooms with private pools, fresh and varied buffet breakfast, a gourmet restaurant and cocktail bar, as well as prompt room service. Patmos Aktis Suites has its own luxurious sun loungers and umbrellas on Grikos beach and a beach bar service.
Oceanoc Villas is another example of the island’s love for boutique luxury and imaginative décor. Offering three detached, traditional stone villas that include all the modern comforts and cozy details of a private house, Oceanoc Villas does feel like a home away from home. The comfortable living rooms include flat screen and satellite TV, whereas the fully equipped kitchen is perfect for cooking your own meals. A perfect choice for families or big groups that would like to have the option of spending a couple of relaxing evenings in.
Le Balcon is one of Patmos most popular B&Bs for its excellent location, clean and comfortable rooms and friendly hospitality. Located on the hillside near Skala, its rooms offer panoramic views of the harbour entrance – an ideal spot to enjoy the island’s romantic sunsets. This simple and unpretentious hotel has simple yet comfortable studios and suites with fully equipped kitchenettes and private balconies.
Eleni Houses boasts a unique position at the edge of the Historic Centre of Patmos, a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site which Patmos has resisted transforming into a hotel destination. This hotel appeals to visitors with very exclusive tastes, who appreciate boutique luxury charm. The rooms are decorated with antique Italian furniture of famous designers such as Venini, Achille Castiglioni, Arflex and Zanotta, as well as beautiful carpets and paintings of similar character. The views of the ocean from the gorgeous patios are sensational.
Address: Chora, Patmos
Byzance Hotel and Apartments
In the port town of Skala, Byzance Hotel offers charming local character at good value. Its location in Skala near the ferry arrival pier makes it easily accessible, but also an ideal spot to enjoy all the tavernas, cafés, bars, shops and supermarkets that only the port town offers in Patmos. The rooms in this 2 star hotel are simple but very clean, fully equipped and comfortable and they also have small private balconies. The breakfast is great too.
A great example of the quaint, traditional island architecture, Grikos Hotel is a charming inexpensive choice in Patmos. The spacious rooms all include air-conditioning, a fridge and TV and they are regularly cleaned to a high standard. The hotel’s biggest attraction is its large patio with spectacular views of Grikos Bay, where guests can enjoy their daily homemade breakfasts. This is a family run long-established hotel that gives its guests the real local experience.