Patmos, one of the smallest inhabited islands of the Aegean, is situated to the south of Samos, the southeast of Ikaria and the northwest of Leros and lies at a distance of 25 miles form the Turkish shores. It has a maximum N-S length of 16km (10 miles) and a maximum E-W breadth of 9.6km (6 miles), and a shoreline measuring 62.4km (38.77 miles). It is composed of three landmasses joined together by two isthmuses, the highest point being the hill of Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elijah) (269m or 883ft above sea level).
A volcanic island, its outline presents an impressive succession of beaches, gulfs, bays, coves, capes and rocks with curious shapes, while the hinterland is characterized by sharp altitudinal upsurges at its two extremes, rocky hills, lower levels, valleys and small plains, often at the gulfs’ end.
From the picturesque yet tourist visitor’s arrival resort, Skala, which is the harbor of Patmos and the biggest settlement of the island, to the town, Campos, Grikos and other corners of the island, the visitor can enjoy in each of his turnings the blue view of the Aegean and reveal all the unique images of natural beauty Patmos promises to offer.