A hidden secret.

Getting to Patmos is no simple task but it’s well worth the effort. There are daily flights from London to Athens and Blue Star Ferries sails from Athens to Patmos in a leisurely eight hours. Or you can connect with islands like Kos or Rhodes for shorter ferry trips to Patmos.

Discrete but chic, this is where the cognoscenti converge in summer, drawn to the island’s pretty sandy beaches, dazzling white houses, cool bars, good tavernas and alluring boutiques.

Lauding above it all is the medieval monastery of St John, a turreted fortress bursting with Byzantine relics.

To best explore the island, we recommend you take a house with a boat.

Chora House

Patmos, Greece
Sleeps: 6
Price Guide: From £6,000 to £10,000 per week