An apocalyptic experience

How to get there

  • By plane to Athens and from there either by Boat (8 hours) or by Helicopter (50 min)  
  • By plane to Kos or Leros (direct flights from major European cities) and from there commercial or private boat to Patmos (approx 1.5 hrs)


Patmos is renowned for its breathtaking beauty, starting with the picturesque Chora. Situated amphitheatrically beneath the iconic Monastery, it exemplifies the island's charm. Chora boasts grand manors, neoclassical mansions, and private residences belonging to illustrious families worldwide.

Patmos has long been associated with high-life, attracting royalty, world-famous artists, and everyday bohemians, making it a truly cosmopolitan destination. Explore the allure of Patmos today! 


Blessed by God in a variety of forms such as its natural beauty and rich cultural and religious heritage, Patmos is a spiritual beacon inviting travelers and wanderers to a unique, mystical and divine experience. 

Welcome to the enchanting island of Patmos, a hidden gem in Greece's Dodecanese archipelago that exudes tranquility and allure. Patmos may not have an airport and may be a bit challenging to reach, but its exclusivity is precisely what draws VIPs from around the world. The likes of Aga Khan, David Bowie, and Giorgio Armani have all been captivated by the island's peaceful ambiance, with some even making Patmos their permanent residence.

Patmos holds a significant place in Christian tradition, being one of the two locations where the voice of God was heard. In the sacred "Holy Cave of the Apocalypse," John the Evangelist communed with God and transcribed the profound revelations that form the Book of Revelation. This holy site, which continues to inspire awe and reverence among faithful Christians, attracts pilgrims from every corner of the globe who come to worship and seek spiritual solace.

Often referred to as the "Island of Apocalypse" or the "Jerusalem of the Aegean," Patmos has gained worldwide recognition. In 1981, it was declared a "Holy Island" by Greek state law, and in 1999, UNESCO designated Chora of Patmos, the Monastery of St. John the Theologian, and the Cave of the Apocalypse as World Heritage Monuments. The island's rich historical and spiritual significance has turned it into a sought-after haven for those seeking tranquility and beauty.

When it comes to accommodations, Patmos offers a truly unique experience. Restored 16th-19th century sea-captains' mansions, nestled against the backdrop of the embracing monastery, serve as exquisite retreats for the elite few who value style, beauty, and elegance above modern comforts. These mansions, built with architectural finesse almost into the foundations of the monastery, transport guests to a bygone era. No pools or air conditioning are necessary in these grand residences, as they epitomize refined living and provide a sanctuary of chic sophistication under the Monastery's watchful eye. The discerning visitors of Patmos understand that this exclusive haven is a world away from the flashy crowds of Mykonos, ensuring their privacy and serenity.

Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of Patmos as you follow the old cobbled pathway from the port of Skala to the crown jewel of Chora, the Monastery of St. John. The rewarding hike offers breathtaking views across the sea to the neighboring islands of Samos and Ikaria, creating a priceless backdrop for your exploration. The labyrinthine streets of Chora, dazzlingly white and intentionally designed to deter invaders, lead you to vast archontika, magnificent mansions adorned with stone-carved door-lintels crowned by Byzantine crosses. These architectural marvels were erected by wealthy Patmian captains who traded in grain and cotton with esteemed European ports during the 18th and 19th centuries. Imported materials and furnishings from Europe, including Venetian mirrors, English silver tea services, French chandeliers, and Russian samovars, graced these opulent residences, creating an atmosphere of timeless elegance. Today, these precious artifacts are protected, forbidden to leave the island, preserving the island's rich history and cultural heritage. Chora, nestled within the protective embrace of the monastic fortress, remained unscathed by pirates and conquerors, ensuring the preservation of its Greek population and Byzantine architectural marvels. As a result, Patmos boasts the best-preserved Byzantine settlement in the Aegean.

Although Patmos has historically been a dry island with limited agricultural resources, the resilient islanders turned to the sea for sustenance. A modest rearing of goats and poultry supplemented their diet, while trade in currants, textiles,

ceramics, olive oil-based soap, nougat, sausages, wine, liquorice root, and beeswax brought prosperity to the island. Patmos experienced relative poverty until the arrival of tourism in the 1960s when a select number of elite travelers began discovering the island's pristine beauty.

Today, Patmos continues to captivate visitors with its unspoiled landscapes and serene atmosphere. As a luxury villa rental website, we invite you to embark on a journey of elegance and exclusivity in Patmos. Our handpicked selection of luxury villas offers a harmonious blend of refined aesthetics and modern comforts, ensuring a truly memorable stay on this remarkable island. Whether you seek a secluded sanctuary nestled amidst olive groves or a beachfront retreat overlooking the azure Aegean Sea, our villas provide a private haven where you can unwind and indulge in the luxurious pleasures of Patmos.

Allow us to curate a bespoke experience tailored to your desires. From arranging private tours to explore the island's historical and cultural landmarks, to organizing exclusive culinary experiences showcasing the finest local cuisine, we go above and beyond to ensure your stay is truly extraordinary. Immerse yourself in the serenity of Patmos, where elegance, mystique, and spirituality converge in perfect harmony, offering a truly unparalleled luxury escape.

Enter a world of mysticism, bewilderment and legendary tales and let us create the ideal experience for your wanderings in Patmos.

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