One of several Greek islands within the vicinity of Bodrum is the island of Patmos in the Dodecanese, and it is only a short hop across from Bodrum to this historic island. The island of Patmos is typically dotted with the blue and white of so many Greek islands. One of the prettiest of the Dodecanese, it is also home to many beautiful golden beaches, flanked by the clearest of blue green waters.
Known as the island where St John was incarcerated by the Roman Emperor Domitianus, St John was persecuted and imprisoned here. It is said that while in prison on Patmos he wrote the book of Revelation. History and legend may blur the facts a little as he is also said to have written Revelation in the ancient city of Ephesus. St John certainly ended his days and was buried in the Ephesus region. While visiting this sunny Aegean island you can see where he was imprisoned before his release.
Here you can discover St John’s Monastery and the Convent of Evangelismos. Hardly surprising given its famous inhabitant that the island evolved with an air of Christianity.
When you arrive in the port of Skala you immediately begin to slow your heart rate to mirror island life. The friendliness of the Greek people living life easily beneath the Aegean sun is surprisingly addictive, you may even find yourself not wanting to leave.
In 2023, price of Bodrum Patmos Day Trip is 40 € for adults, 35 € for children between 7 – 12 years old, 10 € for children under 6 years old.
The fast catamaran leaves the port in Bodrum at 07:30 and once you arrive in Skala, your free time begins.
With so many sights of interest to see, you can visit the cave of the apocalypse, said to have inspired St Johns book of Revelation, and the Convent of Evangelismos, the second Jerusalem.
When you are tired of walking in the footsteps of the apostles you can enjoy the magnificent beaches of Patmos, forgetting the world as you breathe the clear air of this beautiful island and its clear blue waters.
You will have been told on board the catamaran, of your return time and it is advised that you return at least half an hour before departure, to ensure that you board on time, for your return to Bodrum. Normal return time is approximately at 16:00. This time may vary throughout the summer season and your Captain will inform you if this is so.
Cost of Bodrum Patmos Day Trip is 40 € for adults, 35 € for children between 7 – 12 years old, 10 € for children under 6 years old.
Firstly, by visiting Patmos you turn your holiday into a 2 country destination. Families, friends and singles can enjoy this away from it all excursion. With a little something for everyone of every age, it is recommended for all able bodied people wishing for a little history and scenic beauty in their tour.
Your daily return by ferry boat to Patmos is included and insurance and port tax are also included in the price.
No personal expenditure is included. This ticket does not include food and drinks. Please note there is no guide with you throughout this tour.
Firstly, your passport! You won’t believe how many people do not realise they are actually leaving Turkey for the day. Without it you are going nowhere.
Do take sun cream and glasses, along with your swimsuit beneath your outer wear. Shorts and T shirts are recommended along with a towel. The beaches on Patmos are extremely inviting and you are sure to want a little sand between your toes before you leave.
Dont forget to bring your camera, this is one of the most beautiful islands you may visit in your life, steeped in its own amazing history.
Also bring some money with you. There will be many restaurants and cafes for you to eat out and equally as many items of memorabilia for sale on the island. This is also an artists paradise, thus there will be unique pieces of artwork should you wish to purchase some.
Take euros with you for any purchases you may wish to make on Patmos. The Turkish Lira is not accepted and it is wise to change money before you go.
Your passport will be stamped out of Turkey at the port in Bodrum and re-stamped when your return at the end of your excursion. This will not affect your 90 day visa. Because you are leaving the country you may also have an opportunity to browse through the duty free section of each port. If you decide to purchase items at Bodrum on your way out, they will normally hold them for you until your return.
Should there be adverse weather conditions the catamaran will not go out and your ticket price will either be refunded or referred to another date. If you have any queries you should message the team immediately.
Please ensure that you return in time for your departure. Neglecting to do so will involve an overnight or longer stay on the island, and the purchase of a new one way ticket.