Patmos the holy island - Dodecanese
Patmos is one of the "must sees" in the greek aegaean sea. It is located in the northern part of the Dodecanese islands, that stretch from Samos to Rhodes and Kastellorizon in the very far southeast. As is is a highly mystic religious place, as St.John the Divine received the visions of "the Apocalyse". The impressive monastery of St.John and itīs environment of white houses are very beautiful. Itīs under the preservation of the UNESCO and one of mankindīs heritages.
the bay and port of Patmos is easy, if you consider fisher boats
and ferries going in and out. Apart from the very inner section
at the very end of the bay right handed, it is everywhere deep
enough and no dangers.
The small port of Skala houses typical greek Tavernas, Bars and shops, internet cafes...
The Patmos bay itself is very big and offers several beautiful bays and beaches. A sailor can stay several days and visit each day another nice bay.
There is a bus going every half hour friom the Port Police station up to Chorio (name of all upper town-areas in greek islands), where one can visit the Monastery and the castle. Taxis are available for 5 as well. Appropriate clothing is unavoidable! Strolling through the narrow alleys of the Chorio, white, flowers everywhere...it is very beautiful. Some Tavernas offer greek food and beautiful views over the bay as seen above.
Patmos, you can sail in 2 hours over to Arki or Lipsi, or add another
2-3 hours to reach Leros-Lakki.
The turkish coast is nearby as well, but to leave Greece, one should visit Kalymnos (Port of Entry) first and sail to Turgut Reis or Bodrum-City, which are both turkish Ports of entry. It is no problem to visit Turkey, but it is not allowed to cross border without appropriate formal pocedures. With a greek charteryacht you must leave Turkey after the first Port of call or pay an extremely high Transitlog-charge!
Check other island-descriptions from sailorīs itinerary list
informations are provided by www.charterpartner.com the
sailing and boatcharter network
(all rights reserved by www.charterpartner.eu!)
all informations without any obligation and subject to be changed at any time