The Villa

One of the oldest houses in Patmos, Archontiko Sofouliou is a traditional edifice built in 1522, offering its guests the abundant luxuries of an all-inclusive retreat, while, at the same time, creating a secluded haven placed right in the heart and soul of the vibrant Chora of Patmos. Just 100 meters away from the landmark of the island, The Monastery of St John the Theologian, this is the first ever house that the Monastery issued a permit for, allowing a family of Cretan immigrants, the original owners, to build it.

What is, truly, in a name?

Archontiko Sofouliou translates as “Sofouliou’s mansion”, Sofoulio being the lady that was the key holder of the house in 1522. Back then, the whole block that the Villa belongs to used to be the original “mansion”, with seven different houses creating a beautiful complex.

Recently, after a fire threatened to destroy almost everything, a huge restoration on the house was in order. We worked carefully; everything that was done in the house was based on drawings, photos, and essays saved from years gone by. In this way, the Villa was refurbished by using all the traditional materials and furniture of the era it was built in. At the same time, however, every utility in the house is new and high-tech, creating a comfortable stay with fascinating aesthetics.




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The high and thick walls around the property that were designed to protect it from pirates ravishing the Aegean back in the day offer today a calm sense of privacy. At the same time, the terrace and its spectacular views of the mountains and sea are furnished into a lovely sitting area, giving the house a strong connection to its surroundings.

The four bedrooms of the edifice allow for up to eight guests to enjoy their Patmian holidays in comfort. The master bedroom features a double bed and sports an en-suite bathroom with a bath and WC. The second bedroom also boasts one double bed and an en-suite bathroom. It contains a practical shower and WC. The third bedroom contains two single beds. The last bedroom hosts one double bed. The two additional shared bathrooms have a shower and WC each. Please note that a baby cot is available for use, upon request.

A cozy lounge creates the perfect environment to relax in the company of a good book, or enjoy the flat screen TV fully equipped with satellite channels, DVD player, radio and, of course, WiFi.

The kitchen has all the appliances necessary to cook up anything ranging from an intimate dinner to a large feast. A dinner table for eight or even the table on the patio can host from a small lunch to a full-on dinner party.

Air conditioning and an indoor fireplace keep the houseguests comfortable year round. A washing machine, ironing center and a safe are provided for your convenience.


Floor Plans:

Ground Level

Ground level:

Upper level:


  • Double bed
  • Hallway bathroom with shower
  • Closet
  • A/C
  • Bedside tables


  • King size bed
  • En-suite bathroom with bathtub
  • Closet
  • A/C and ceiling fan
  • Bedside tables


  • Queen size bed and a single (child) bed on the attic
  • En-suite bathroom with shower
  • Closet
  • A/C and ceiling fan
  • Bedside tables


  • Two single beds
  • Hallway bathroom with shower
  • Closet
  • A/C
  • 1 large table in the middle serving both beds


  • Parking 200m away
  • Wi-Fi
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Bose Sound equipment – Bluetooth enabled
  • Fully Air conditioned
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Outdoor dining table
  • Outdoor lounge space
  • Terrace lounge space


  • Daily maid service
  • Linen change twice a week, the frequency can be altered upon request
  • Welcome basket
  • Signature Toiletries
  • Port pick up and drop off
  • Childproofing can be arranged upon request


* Smoking is permitted outside only, and pets are allowed only with special permission.


The house is located in the town (Chora):

  • 2km to the closest beach (Groikos)
  • 3km to the port (Skala)
  • 200m from taverns and restaurants
  • 300m from the closest grocery market