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Discover Patmos

Pátmos is small and beautiful, named “Europe’s most idyllic place to live” by Forbes magazine which wrote that “Patmos has evolved over the centuries but has not lost its air of quiet tranquility.

Most people comment on this peaceful energy, which is palpable as you step off the boat on to Pátmos. This is an island for the discerning; there is no airport and therefore no package holiday ‘scene’. It is a place of serenity, reflection and relaxation; though with a vibrant café/bar scene and a love for summer festival parties!

Pátmos hosts an international film festival during the last week of July, and a sacred music festival in late August.

An almost complete figure-of-8 road circumnavigates the island. The southern loop surrounds the hilltop monastery town of Chora, overlooking the island. The Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse, are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The middle of the loop takes in the main sea port of Skala, and the northern loop encompasses the ‘party’ bay of Kámpos, before splitting into two horns that reach north and access some of the most picturesque spots on the island.

Europe’s most idyllic place to live

Forbes magazine
eCALA Patmos Flowers

Your eCALA VACATION… is an experience you will never forget

  • Enjoy space-age luxury in your spacious 30m2 geodesic dome away from home…
  • Soak in the stunning view of Meloi Bay right from the comfort of your bed…
  • Step into the sea a few metres away, come home and shower under the stars…
  • Indulge at Eugene’s Kitchen, a unique gastronomic delight…
  • eCALA welcomes you and children, over the age of 8 from July to October …
  • Yoga and meditation can be booked, by arrangement…
  • 2019 rate is €180 per dome night for two people sharing, including breakfast at Eugene’s Kitchen
Dome 11 - wedge
Dome 11 - wedge
Dome 7 - outer circle
Dome 2 - upper deck
Dome 5 - terrace
Dome - shower
Dome - shower
Livadi Geranou
Psili Amos Beach
Psili Amos Beach
Walking across Patmos
Walking across Patmos
Eugene's Kitchen
Eugene's Kitchen
eCALA Dome
eCALA Dome
Patmos sunset
Springtime
Springtime
Pátmos’ birth into the Aegean Sea according to Greek mythology is the most fascinating.

The island’s original name was “Letois,” after the goddess and huntress of deer, Artemis, daughter of Leto. It is believed that Pátmos came into existence thanks to Artemis’ divine intervention. The myth tells how Pátmos existed as an island at the bottom of the sea. Artemis frequently paid visits to Caria, the mainland across the shore from Pátmos, where she had a shrine on Mount Latmos. There she met the moon goddess Selene, who cast her light on the ocean, revealing the sunken island of Pátmos. Selene was always trying to get Artemis to bring the sunken island to the surface and hence to life. Selene finally convinced Artemis, who, in turn, gained her brother Apollo’s help to persuade Zeus to allow the island to arise from the sea. Zeus agreed, and the island emerged from the water. The sun dried up the land and brought life to it. Gradually, inhabitants from the surrounding areas, including Mount Latmos, settled on the island and named it “Letois” in honour of Artemis.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patmos

Patmos Windmills