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
The property is five star, we had a suite with a harbour view it was great. The breakfast was sensational in the open air restaurant. We ate lunch in the taverna on one occasion and again both food and both food and service were fantastic. We can absolutely recommend this hotel for your holiday. There are a number good walks, nearby towns and attractions to discover for the adventurous.
There are no words that can deservedly describe the great location, great rooms, great service, great quality and care that AKTIS offers. The minute you enter the hotel, you are in another world. You feel cared, you feel spoiled, you feel precious. We made reservations 6 months ahead and obtained great prices. You feel you are in honeymoon even if you are married more than 30 years! The only thing you need to be careful about is that, the hotel is so exceptional that you do not want to leave that beauty to go anywhere!
Patmos is amongst the most beautiful Greek islands and staying at Akti Suites made our holiday even more special. The location is beautiful, bed to beach in 1 min and a 10min taxi ride to Chora. The architecture of the hotel is contemporary yet still maintains the feeling that you are in a Greek island. Food, spa and service were fantastic.
Have been coming for the last 4 years and hope to come back again soon. Great accommodation in a fabulous setting on the beach. Professionally run with a very welcoming and young team who try their very best to ensure their guests have the most enjoyable experience.
A great hotel, good location, nice people, some beautyfull days, great rooms, nice swimming, good food, nice beach, nice area, visiting the monastire, so overall a great and beautiful place to be, thanks