Patmos Aktis Suites & Spa
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily breakfast, a 30 percent discount on spa treatments, a 10 percent discount at the bar and restaurant and a free welcome drink (iced tea or similar) per person
- The excellent seaside setting on Grikos Bay, one of Patmos’s best beaches
- A location close to the action yet still set away
- The minimalist-chic styling and spacious rooms (especially the bathrooms)
- READ MORE: A vacation guide to the Greek Islands
What To Know
- There's no airport on Patmos; ferries depart regularly from Athens, Rhodes and Kos. One-way journeys take around seven, five and three hours respectively
- Service can be spotty at times — be prepared to check some of your expectations at the door
- Rooms on the ground level around the pool and along the beach can be noisy
- If a view is what you’re after, request a second-floor room for the best vistas of the Aegean
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Built in the traditional Dodecanese architectural style, Patmos Atkis is made up of a series of low-slung whitewashed cubic buildings. Its clean-lined simplicity caters to those with modernist tastes while still evoking a sense of place. And the theme continues in the hotel’s public spaces and suites, which forgo colorful flourishes in favor of sleek, white styling. In the guestrooms the palette is softened with a taupe or gray bed throw here, a blond wood headboard there. Furnishings are modular in style; the point is not to pull the eye from the gorgeous Aegean and island views.
Bed and Bath
The 56 rooms are all called suites, but entry level Deluxe Doubles are more like standard hotel rooms with a slightly extended seating area. Pool Suites are on the ground floor and hug the pool (in fact, you can pretty much swim up to your private patio) — which means you sacrifice stunning vistas for pool views. On the plus side, if your plan is to spend most of your holiday lounging poolside, this is the place to be (each room comes with a sun lounger and its own patio). If the sea is your passion, then splurge on an Aegean Suite. The spacious accommodations all have drop-dead views of the ocean and a location steps from the sand. Marble bathrooms feature large walk-in showers and stone vanities.
The Aktis’s main calling card is its excellent location, right on Grikos Beach — in fact, the hotel is so close to the surf you can step straight from the lobby onto the sand. The property has a number of (slightly uncomfortable) loungers and beach attendant service on offer for those who want to spend their days on the sand. But there’s still plenty to keep non–beach bunnies happy. A well-equipped gym caters to active types, while those who want to dial things down can enjoy the hammam, the quiet indoor pool, and the several thalassotherapy-inspired treatments at the spa. Begin your days with the delicious breakfast (copious pastries, fresh-squeezed OJ) at the excellent Apocalypsis restaurant. At night, head to the bayfront bar for a glass of Greek wine at sunset, followed by Apocalypsis’s modern take on Greek fare for dinner.
How to Get There
After we arrived in Athens, We took the Ferry to Patmos, Island. We arrived Sunday Morning and took a taxi to this resort. We were the only Americans. Our Stay was quiet, pleasant, and most enjoyable. The staff was very helpful, Breakfast was included and it was plentiful. The rooms were very nice with Bathrobes and sandals. We rented a scooter and saw the entire island. It was Beautiful, Amazing, Breathtaking and so easy to do. Our purpose in Patmos was visiting the place John had an encounter with God and wrote the Blessed book of Revelations. We flew 9 hours, Took a ferry 8 hours just to set foot on Patmos and walk where John walked. It was the BEST PART OF OUR TRIP! Thank you Patmos Aktis for making our stay pleasant.
Stayed at Patmos Atkis to celebrate my 50th. Had sea view room which was just stunning, looking over the bay everyday was just incredible. Service not as good as other 5 star however the saving grace was Georgia. She was helpful from day one, she arranged a driver for us to tour the island for a day at a really reasonable price. All her recommendations were spot on, beaches, restaurants. Georgia thank you. My wife treated me on my 50th birthday to a day on the hotel’s boat. I never have had a better experience. The captain Fokos is a must experience. We saw octopus, many bays, a great restaurant and so many different species of fish. Food in the nearby restaurants were great. Overall Patmos is the best Greek island I have visited and have been blessed to have visited many.
What could make it the best 5 star, more Gluten Free options, adults only and other staff to be attentive as Georgia.
This is the best Hotel in Patmos. We really enjoyed our stay was fantastic.
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The Patmos Aktis Suites & Spa is a luxury hotel with it's own private beach. The beach is in a beautiful bay with sand and small pebbles. The water is calm and and you can enjoy stress less swimming. I loved watching the fishing boats and nce yachts that come into the bay.
The Hotel Suites are large and modern. The suite we stayed in was a ocean front, absolutely wonderful. The Suites are in good shape, each has a terrace and they have all the amenities of top notch 5 star hotels. They are nicely decorated and clean. Everything from towels, robes to the bathroom products provided was first class. They have turndown service. The suites and grounds are extremely well cared for.
The Breakfast was great with a exceptional large selection. The service was not always the best, however it was really one employee who needs better customer service training. Taste, Quality and Quantity of Breakfast was extremely good. They had a high quality of fresh products that included meats, fruit, bread, sweets, etc. It is high class. You can order speciality coffee drinks. There is freshly pressed orange juice. The buffet was always stocked. Overall, a great breakfast. One employee who is an extremely hard worker and the most professional in the breakfast area was Ramona. She kept things afloat.
The Front Desk and Concierge Team assisted us with a few things and never disappointed us. The Superstar is Georgia, her customer service was exceptional. She takes very good care of the customers. She is polite, professional and caring.
The staff at the beach were also very good. Towels and water were provided to the guests. The sunbeds are the best I have seen. The beach and water were clean.
We did not use the pool, however it looked nice.
We were very Happy with our Hotel stay and will be back.
Some additional tidbits of information.
The Hotel has a nice Restaurant and a Tavern. We also used the Spa. It is very good. Sometimes they have live music.
Absolutely loved this hotel. We stayed in a suite with a private pool which I would definitely recommend although it was a tough decision whether to spend time by the pool or at the beach! The hotel has its own beach area with the comfiest beach beds I have been on, I didn’t want to leave! It’s also a nice touch that you can use beach towels for the day and that free water, mini cocktails and refreshment towels are handed out throughout the day. The hotel has its own restaurants plus there are two other local restaurants right next door so there are plenty of options to eat and all are very good. I didn’t want to leave this hotel at the end of my stay and I would definitely stay here again if I went back to Patmos.
My husband and I visited Patmos for sightseeing. We stayed at Patmos Aktis Suites & Spa for 2 nights and we were not disappointed. Contemporary suites give a relaxing and classy mood, while being foot steps away from the ocean, and one foot away from the pool. You have endless opportunities to relax. The hotel breakfast (which was included) was impressive, everything you can think of for breakfast was there. We enjoyed the complimentary beach beds by the water and ordered our lunch from the hotel. The fries, bulgur salad and bread was delicious. You can tell each ingredient was fresh and organic. We loved the free beach sandals waiting for us upon arrival. Perfect for our steps to the water. Clean, lovely, and perfect for anyone traveling to Patmos. The location is so close to main Skala. We rented a car so it was easy for us to get around. Enjoy your stay at Patmos Aktis, you won’t be disappointed!