Things to do
The benefit of being on a tiny island is that it’s easy to cover a lot of ground. Grikos is the ideal starting point for exploring more of Patmos.
Starting from the village, trace one of the old coastal paths. You could find yourself walking all the way to Chora or Scala, with beautiful views to accompany you.
A stay in Grikos puts arguably the best beach in Patmos at your feet. The village’s gently curving bay, lapped by calm seas, is simply idyllic. Soak up the sun as you watch the fishermen return to shore. Or retreat to the trees that line the sand to relax in the shade.
If you wander along the coastline, it won’t be long before you spot Kalikatsou. A local landmark, at first sight it’s simply a large rock that separates Grikos Bay from Petra. But get closer and you’ll see the mysterious hollows and steps made by hermits centuries ago.