Lots of steps due to its hillside location; better suited to adults than children
There is no airport on Patmos
You’ll need a car or taxi to get around
The property offers sparkling wine and Patmain snacks on arrival if you book round-trip transfers to/from Patmos harbor through the hotel. See the Details tab for more information
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Idyllic Greek island retreat cut into a hillside above the crystalline waters of Patmos’s Grikos Bay
As private as it is luxurious, Petra Hotel & Suites is Patmos Island’s most intimate boutique hotel. The multi tier property, home to just 11 rooms and suites, is designed with earthy stone walls and black pebble floors; from afar it looks like a small village rising out of rocky coves. Petra means rock in Greek, which seems fitting, as the bay is punctuated by the massive rock of Kallikatsou, an otherworldly freestanding cliff that rises from the waves.
Bed and Bath
Suites are filled with Grecian ceramics, sculptures and artwork that delight the artsy occupants (Jean Paul Gaultier, for one, stayed here a few years ago while Patmos was celebrating Orthodox Holy Week in all its splendor). The Honeymoon Suite has a hydromassage bathtub and a spacious living room, and all guestrooms have private balconies overlooking Grikos Bay.
Just a five-minute drive from the famed monastery of St. John, Petra Hotel & Suites is anything but monastic. You’re positively encouraged to indulge: from the lavish breakfast spreads piled high with fresh-baked Greek pastries to cocktails served around the mosaic-tiled pool, to the killer views across the crystalline waters of Grikos Bay.
Petra Hotel And Suites
How to Get There
There is no airport on Patmos, but flights are available to the nearby islands of Kos, Leros, Kalymnos or Samos via connecting flights from major U.S. and U.K. cities. The hotel can provide assistance with booking ferry tickets to Patmos Harbour, Skala, through its Ticket Handling Service. Semi-private transfers to/from Skala can be arranged by the property for approximately $26 per person, round-trip. The price includes sparkling wine and traditional Patmian snacks on arrival. Alternatively, if traveling from Athens, a ferry service is available from the port of Piraeus between April and October. The journey takes approximately seven hours.