Craving some beach time? Head to Psili Ammos, one of the best seaside haunts on Patmos. Carpeted with golden sand and undulating dunes, it’s no wonder that the beach’s Greek name translates to Fine Sand. Psili Ammos lies around 10km (6.2mi) from the capital, Chora, and, while you can get here by bus or car, a boat trip from the village of Skala offers stunning coastal views. Tamarisk trees provide welcome midday shade, and there’s a taverna for refreshments.