Cruise Port Atlas | Patmos, Greece Map | Location

Patmos, Greece Port | Map | Location

Cruise lines that visit Patmos: Star Clippers, Voyages to Antiquity, Azamara Club Cruises, Oceania, Paul Gauguin, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea, Holland America, Princess

Key Attractions: Cave of the Apocalypes, Monastery of St. John, Zoodochos Pigi, Skala Beach, Meloi Beach, Agriolivadia Beach, Kambos Beach, Grikos Beach, Psili Ammos Beach, Skala, Chora, Kapmos, Grikos, Akri, Marathi

Patmos is the northernmost of the Dodecanese Islands of Greece, which are situated in the southeast Aegean Sea very close to Anatolian Turkey. Cruise ship guests tender into the island’s port and largest town of Skala, which is about 2 kilometers down a hill from the island's capital town of Chora. Declared by Forbes magazine to be one of the most liveable places on earth, the beaches and the small villages are inviting and scenic. Patmos' most famous attractions are religious in nature. St. John the Divine was exiled to the island in 95 AD. In a cave near the main town of Chora, John had visions which he transcribed into what became the Book of Revelation. Pilgrims visit the Cave of the Apocalypse along with the huge Monastery of St. John and the nearly 300 churches on the island. If you are looking for peace and quiet there are several isolated beach areas on the island or you can take a ferry to the nearby island of Akri which offers walks to beaches, a small church and fish taverns.

Local Currency: Euro | Current exchange rates at

Primary Language: Greek

Secondary Languages: basic English spoken by many

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Monastery of St. John by Chris Vlachos

Geography and Population

Off the coast of Turkey near Didim and south of Samos, Patmos is a small rocky and dry island with about 3000 residents mainly involved in fishing and tourism.

Map of Region with Port, Airport and Attractions

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How Far?

Taxi fares start at 3 Euros. Taxis can be found at the tender terminal.

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Skala Tender Dock Samos Airport 93 kilometers 6 hours 30 minutes by ferry  
Skala Tender Dock Chora / St. Johns Monastery / Cave of the Apocalypse 3.7 kilometers by road 5 minutes by taxi, 20-30 minute walk  
Skala Tender Dock Skala Beach 0.7 kilometers 2 minutes, 10 minute walk  
Skala Tender Dock Melio Beach 2.3 kilometers 4 minutes  
Skala Tender Dock Agriolivada Beach 2.1 kilometers 4 minutes  
Skala Tender Dock Kampos (Beach) 3.5 kilometers 8 minutes  
Skala Tender Dock Grikos (Beach) 3.8 kilometers 6 minutes  
Skala Tender Dock Psili Ammos Beach 7 kilometers 10 minutes by taxi plus 20 minute walk  
Skala Tender Dock Arkoi 10 kilometers ferry or fishing boat ride  

Local Services - Addresses


None on the island, for medical assistance call +30 22470 31211

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Commercial Bank of Greece, Skala Harbor
National Bank of Greece, Main Skala Square

Post Office

Skala Harbor

Port and Berths

GPS - 37.323554, 26.544791

Photo of Skala by Chris Vlachos