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The Greek island of Patmos perfectly combines ancient history and traditions with relaxing and thought provoking holidays. Set within the blue waters of the Aegean Sea, it is a wonderful destination where visitors cannot help but to relax in the peace and tranquility. Use car hire in Patmos to get around the island and soak up all it has to offer, in comfort and style.
Ioannis the Evangelist lived on Patmos for two years and it is considered as the holy island of the Dodecanese. It has a beautiful landscape, many places to visit and lots of things to do. With cheap car hire in Patmos you can easily reach the scenic village of Grikos, a popular destination and has all the things that you would need on your holiday, beautiful beaches, calm crystal blue waters and quaint restaurants and bars.
There is a wide selection of accommodation, as well as traditional tavernas and restaurants, where you can indulge in some freshly caught seafood. Visit the capital town of Patmos, Chora, which was built on a high hill around the old 11 century monastery, which was turned into a castle in order to protect the island from pirates. This place offers stunning views over the Mediterranean.
There are many other impressive monasteries and churches on the island which date back thousands of years. Many have been restored back to their original splendour and inside you will see wonderful pieces of art and displays of old heirlooms and jewellery.
To get to Patmos tourists must travel to Athens International Airport, then take the Blue Star Ferry service from Piraeus to Patmos. Another option is to fly to Kos Island Airport then take the ferry direct to Patmos. Prebook ferry tickets online in advance of travel to ensure of a place on the ferry, and to coincide with your travel plans.
Buses operate from Skala, which is the main port in Patmos and travel to Chora, Grikos and to Kambos.
To see as much as you possibly can on the island we highly advise all tourists, confident in driving abroad, to opt for car hire as their main form of transportation. The roads are easy to drive and offer beautiful scenic views along the the coastal roads. For the cheapest prices and a larger selection of cars to choose from, prebook car hire in Patmos online today, and be prepared for your holiday.