Patmos in detail

Getting Around


Patmos Daily Cruises offers summer boat excursions to beaches around the island, including Psili Ammos, and also to nearby islets.


Buses (flat fare €2) connect Skala with Hora around seven times daily, and with Grikos and Kambos four times daily, and more frequently in July and August. See

Car & Motorcycle

The main seafront street in Skala holds several car- and motorcycle-hire outlets, including TG Patmos Rentals. Avis cars can be rented through Astoria Travel. Demand often exceeds supply in high season, so book ahead if possible. The best scooter shop, Moto Rent Faros, is behind the harbour on the road to Hora, and has quick, regularly serviced bikes (plus cars).


You can catch a taxi from Skala’s taxi rank, opposite the police station. Fares are around €6.50 to Grikos, €8.50 to Kampos Beach, and €12 to Lambi Beach. Add an extra €2 if you book ahead.