The Essential
Skala, the main town on Patmos, is a pleasant port, where most of the island's tourist activity is concentrated. For all that, it remains picturesque and appealing with its narrow streets and its colourful fishing boats bobbing up and down at the quayside. To the west of Skala, Kastelli Hill (20min by foot) commands a pleasant view over the port, surrounding islands and, of course, the monastery.