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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We stayed at the Patmos Aktis and had a wonderful time due mostly to the position in the Gryko bay and the terrific staff especially Kostas and Stefanos Patmos is a very special island and ideally to see it best a scooter or a quad bike should be hired.
My husband and I enjoyed a couples massage and pedicures. Charysa and Maritza were fabulous! The massages were very relaxing and the pedicures were done to perfection.
The hotel accommodations were great, also. It was very clean and the staff was very friendly. We could access the pool right from our balcony!
It is a small hotel complex which is nice and relaxing. We were there for a week, our suite was great and super clean. The sleep awesome, as the mattress was excellent. The pool outside of our room was a dream. The sunbeds awesome by the see. A true five star hotel.
Patmos Aktis Suites live up to your expectations after viewing on line. Reception area and bar area are exceptional with outdoor amenities overlooking the beach. Staff are very attentive and the room was excellent. Had a pool which made it even more enjoyable. However even without one the beach is an enjoyable swim. A short stroll to a couple of good restaurants. Breakfast provided and it is as good as you can get. Highly recommend this accommodation.
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.