Patmos, as the other islands of Greece, is full of beaches and every one of them offers something different. The best for each visitor of the island is to go around and find their very own favourite.
Below we give you information about a few of them.
Kambos Beach is perhaps the most organised beach. Several bars and tavernas around, where you can find spinach pie and other delicacies. Sun beds and umbrellas are for rent and water sports as windsurfing and waterskiing. You can easily reach Kambos Beach with the local bus, boat or taxi.
The most beautiful beach of the island is Psili Ammos. The atmosphere here is exotic with the enormous waves and the sandy beach surrounded by wild beauty.
No sun beds or umbrellas. A little tavernas serves traditional food.
It is not so easy to reach Psili Ammos, it is one of the most remote beaches of the island. The regular street reaches to Diakofti and then you take the little foot path over the mountain. It is about 20-30 minutes walk.
You can also reach Psili Ammos by boat. The boats depart from Skala and the trip takes about one hour.
Nudism is prohibited all over the island but at Psili Ammos, if you are discreet, no one minds if you drop your swim suit.
Agriolivadi is one of the best organised beaches. All the comforts you can ask for exist here. It is a long beach and you can choose if you want to rent a sun bed and umbrella or if you just want to lie down on your towel in the shadow of a tree.
Waterskiing and pedal boats for rent.
Two tavernas, one traditional at the beach and one fish tavernas 150 m along the road. Bar/cafeteria that remains open all day.
Agriolivadi is easy to reach, by foot (3 km walk from Skala), local bus or taxi.
Lampi beach is situated at the north part of Patmos.
It is famous because of the many coloured stones that cover the beach. Their number has decreased though, they are very popular souvenirs.
On Lambi beach you can not find any facilities except a very popular fish tavern. The main road leads to Lampi beach, but the bus stops 2 km away.
Meloi beach you can find quite close to Skala (1.5 km), next to the camping site. Because of this short distance from the centre it is an easy choice for your swim. No facilities, but here are two traditional tavernas.
The beach of Grikos has a separate character. It is a combination of harbour and beach. Where the first one finishes the other one begins. Grikos is a stretched out tourist settlement that consist of hotels, rooms for rent and restaurants.
Facilities as sun beds, umbrellas and canoes exist. Opposite you can find a stony beach that separates the rock of Kalikatsou from Grikos.
Livadi Geranou is a distant pebble and sand beach in the north-east of Patmos. It mainly assembles guests that want to combine their excursion with a swim. Here is a fish tavernas, but no other facilities. In a very short distance from the beach is a small islet with a little church on.
These are not the only beaches that exist on Patmos. They are so many small wonderful places where the sea meets the land - small paradises that invite you to get to know them.