Where to go / What to do in Patmos

Villa Sofouliou can be your safe haven away from it all, as it can become your very own fortress; the starting point of a summer filled with activities and never-ending explorations, of both the sites and the sports the island offers in abundance:


Take a short hike from Skala up to the windmills to enjoy a breathtaking view while exploring the Cave of Apocalypse, and discover the mystical land where John the Apostle was exiled.

Wake up early to catch the true beauty of The Monastery of St John the Theologian, just a mere 100 meters from Villa Sofouliou. Your visit will be doubly rewarding, as here you will also discover a museum with many orthodox and archeological treasures. Interesting tip: The Monastery is actually built on top of the ruins of the temple of the ancient goddess Artemis!

Visit the monastery of Evangelism on a Sunday morning, where the nuns will take you around the site and after the service, they will offer you Greek coffee and hand-made cookies. A truly unique experience.
Opposite of Skala and next to Hochlaka bay you will find the ruins of the ancient Acropolis of Patmos. Visit the site and take in the amazing view.


  • Grikos: Water-lovers will be happy to note that Grikos beach is merely 1.5 kilometers away from the Villa.
  • Agriolivadi is a beautifully organized deal, with a beach bar that serves the best fruit salad you have tasted.
  • Kampos is also an organized beach providing water sports. Here you will find the oldest beach bar on the island.
  • Petra: An organized beach covered in beautiful stones, with a very cute cantina.
  • Livadi tou Geranou: If you are looking for chilly, fresh waters, this almost virgin, non-organized beach is for you.
  • Didimes Liginou: Have a bite and a beer on this beautiful beach with a very nice cantina.
  • Psili Ammos: the best beach on the island. No sunbeds, no umbrellas, no beach bars. There is only one traditional tavern that serves the best goat roast with tomato sauce. Mind you, it’s approximately a 20min walk so put on your sneakers, try to get there early, and make sure you choose another location on those crazy windy days.


  • Experience a wide range of water sports like water-skiing and Stand Up Paddle.
  • Go mountain biking, fishing, sailing, and snorkeling.
  • Go on that day cruise around the beaches, as you had promised yourself.Also, note that every morning around 10 to 12 am, traditional “kaikia” boats leave Skala to the neighboring islands of Arkioi, Lipsi, Aspronisi, Marathi etc.
  • In Skala, all bars and nightclubs stay open until the early morning hours. But if you are planning to stay out near your Villa, know that in Chora, the bars and nightclubs are allowed by the Monastery to stay open only until 2:30 -3:00 p.m. They do, however, offer amazing views and are usually situated in edifices of amazing traditional architecture.
  • Leave the beach in your swimsuit and have a late lunch in one of the traditional taverns offering local delicacies, fresh fish or simply a table of mezedes (little tapas dishes) to accompany your ouzo or tsipouro drink.