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
Situated in a beautiful bay at Grikos. Had a lovely large room with a private patio area leading directly to the pool though I suspect this might have been an upgrade due to it being our anniversary tour of the islands.
Breakfast was an extensive array of hot and cold foods. More than enough to sustain you for the rest of the day.
Comfortable sun beds with umbrellas, towels and cold water provided on the beach, which is only a few steps down from the hotel.
Staff were friendly and polite and even replaced a drink free of charge that my wife knocked over in the outside bar area.
Could I find fault? Well, the gym opening at 11am wasn’t much use for someone wanting exercise before breakfast and it was also closed in the evening. Also, our room was fairly close to one of the boilers. No noise problem but it did produce quite a bit of soot at the top of the chimney, which occasionally fell on the patio.
Patmos is a great destination, especially for of season visit and Patmos Aktis is a really 5 star hotel. Location is perfect, facilities and services are top. Highly recommended for a luxurious, relaxing stay. Do not lose a cruise to the small islands near Patmos. We preferred to go with the boat called Elpida and we made the right choise: although the weather conditions were not good, our captain was so professional that we enjoyed every moment
We have stayed here end of Jul 2019, we stay at this fantastic hotel every year and it never disappoints.
The problem with beautiful Aegean spots (islands/coasts) is that they tend to get very crowded and sometimes gets dirty during peak season. Over the 5-6 years we've been visiting Patmos, this place is never too crowded, the sea, facilities are always very clean and neat. The sea deserves a separate highlight, it is almost always calm, always cool, always crystal clear, it is really fantastic.
The hotel is a bit pricey, please note their prices go up drastically when the calendar shifts to August, August 1 is around 30 percent more expensive than July 31! But I think it's worth it either case. OK you don't get to experience girls in bikinis dancing on the tables like in Mykonos (not sure if that's your thing or not) but the beauty of the island and the facilities on this hotel are not inferior to Mykonos, but way cheaper.
The food, the spa, all is top notch!
We get room upgrades most of the time as well, so do try your chance and ask for one.