PATMOS USEFULL TELEPHONE NUMBERS
- To call Patmos from UK: 0030 -2247- + Number
- Tourist police: 031303
- Port police: 031231
- Tourist office: 031666
- Pharmacy: 031500
- Health: 031211, 032669
- Taxis: 031225
- Time: +2 hours GMT
- Power: 220 volt, 50 cycle AC
- Emergencies: Dial 100
- Speed Limits: 100-120km/hr. Towns: 50km/hr
- Radio Taxi: +30 22470 31225
- Tourist Police: 171
- Port Authority: +30 22470 31231
- Hellenic National Meteorological service: +30 210 9699101-3
- Elpa (Car breakdown tourist information service): 174
- Patmos Facts
- Size: 24sq km. Wide 4km, long 12km
- Population: 3,000
- Season: May (16C) – Oct (15C)
- Water: Drinkable
- Special interest: St John
- Island hopping: Very good
International press is hard to find on the island, so visitors should think in advance and take it with them before arriving at Patmos.
Christodoulos, Pelagia & Konstantinos Voutzoulidis, Tel.: 22470 31500, 22470 31083
BANKS & ATMS
Cash advances on mastercard and curreny Exchange.Also there is an ATM next to the Post office
The following banks have branches and ATMs in Patmos:
National Bank of Greece: In Skala. Tel.: +30 22470 34040
Commercial Bank (Emporiki Bank): In Skala. Tel: +30 22470 34140, +30 22470 35000
Dodecanese Cooperative Bank: In Skala. Tel: +30 22470 33370
Money can be exchanged in the bank branches listed above.
The Greek post office is called ELTA. A wonderful building of Italian architecture, known as the “Italian building”, houses the post office of Patmos in Skala, along with other public services offices.
Post Boxes in Greece are YELLOW for normal post, usually with 2 slots for INTERNAL POST (meaning inside Greece) and post for ABROAD. RED Post Boxes are rarer and they are used for URGENT mail. You shouldn’t expect to find such boxes in the island. REGISTERED mail is always handled and given a receipt for at the POST OFFICE.
Post Office in Patmos Tel. no: +30 22470 31316
The Police Station is accommodated in the same building with the Post Office in Skala.Upstairs from the Tourist Office,in the Italian building.Tourist Police also housed there. Tel.: +30 22470 31303.
MUNICIPALITY OF PATMOS
The Municipality of Patmos has a user friendly portal, which contains useful information: www.patmos.gov.gr
The Municipal building is located in Hora. Tel.: +30 22470 31235
Patmos is a small island and has a good network of local transportation. Buses depart from Skala to Hora, Groikos and Kampos, and pass through many villages / beaches in-between.
You may also use the Boat Owners Association to organize your own boat trip to little islands around Patmos, or enjoy the boat trip around the island.
For more information:
LOCAL BUSES: +30 22470 31666
TAXI SERVICE: +30 22470 31225
BOAT OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF PATMOS: +30 22470 32664 FERRY-BOAT
There is a daily connection with Leipsous with the boat Patmos Express that departs at 10 a.m. and departs at 4 p.m. every day during the summer months.
RENT A CAR/MOTORBIKE
Patmos is ideal for renting a car or a motorbike. Please note that local authorities are very strict concerning the use of helmets while riding a motorbike.
Patmos does not have an airport. The closest airport is the airport of the island of Leros, but flights are more frequent from Athens or from airports abroad towards Kos, Rhodes and Samos. Local itineraries connect Patmos to the aforementioned islands on a daily basis during the summer. For more information on flights to the airports close to Patmos, please visit:
Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos: www.aia.gr
Olympic Airways: For accurate timetable and ticket costs visit Olympic Air website www.olympicair.com
Athens Office: +30 210 355 0500, 8018010101
Aegean Air: For accurate timetable and ticket costs visit Aegean Air website www.aegeanair.com
Tel.: 801 112 0000/+30 210 6261000
Patmos is connected by boat with Piraeus, the other islands of the Dodecanese, but also with other islands of the Aegean Sea, like Samos and Ikaria. The boat from Piraeus takes about 7 hours to reach the port of Patmos in Skala. The trips from the nearby islands of the Dodecanese last about 1-1.5 hours, while the trips from Ikaria or Samos last a little longer.
BLUE STAR FERRIES
For accurate timetable and ticket costs visit Blue Star Ferries website www.bluestarferries.gr
Tel.: 18130 / +30 210 8919800, 210 -4274009-010
Anek Lines: For accurate timetable and ticket costs visit Anek Lines website www.anek.gr
Tel.: +30 210 4197470
Dodecanese Seaways: For accurate timetable and ticket costs visit Dodecanese Seaways website www.12ne.gr
Tel: +30 22410 70590 (Rhodes Headquarters)
Useful telephone numbers:
Piraeus Port Authority: +30 210 42 26000
Patmos Port Authority: +30 22470 31231