Patmos - General Info

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Description:

This rather barren island, consisting of three volcanic hills, is the most northerly island of all the Dodecanese.

The natural harbor of Skala Patmos lies on the eastern side of the island, on the eastern side of the central isthmus. It is overseen to the north by the Chora of Patmos (the old town) which is topped with the monastery of St. John the Divine.

Easter is a wonderful time to visit Patmos as next to Mt. Athos, Patmos is a major spiritual centre for the Greek Orthodox Church with students from all over Greece attending the theological college here.

Cruiser Highlights:

There is a boatyard here that offers most repairs and daily ferries to Piraeus and Rhodes, Kos and Samos. Big town good for provisions, hardware, chandlery, laundry etc. Lots of history.

Entrance Notes and Cautions:

When the Meltemi blows, approach the bay with care as strong gusts blow down into the bay from the surrounding high land. The harbor does offer adequate shelter.

Take care as there are reefs on the approaches to the harbor of Skala.

Position:  

37° 19.36’N, 26° 33.03’E (harbor entrance)

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  1. July 1, 2017 at 10:57 AM
    Data Entry5 says:

    Water (drinking quality) is available from the stands along the quay – each stand has 4 electrical outlets (2 x 16A & 2 x 32A) and 4 taps.

    Electricity & water are opened by the keys available from quay management kiosk).
    Meir, S/Y Bat-Yam 01.07.2017

  2. August 22, 2016 at 11:35 AM
    Data Entry5 says:

    Reported by MY LeeZe
    Hardware shops and marine supplies in Patmos

    A hardware store in town next to the Alpha Bank had the bronze nuts and bolts and washers that I have been seeking for YEARS.

    He tells me that he always tries to keep a variety because boaters and shipwrights always seem to have a need. I cleaned out his stock of 20 remaining 8 mm bolts, nuts, and washers so he said he would reorder and have them next year.

    The price I paid was a 3-year-old price and he expects the new ones will be quite expensive. He says he gets them from a place in Athens. He had old boxes of other bronze parts behind the counter and very nice decorative bronze drawer pulls, hinges, hooks etc.

  3. August 22, 2016 at 11:32 AM
    Data Entry5 says:

    Reported by MY LeeZe
    Patmos: 20 August 2016

    This morning a 78 m long fuel tanker came into the northern end of the “Marina” to refuel a local electrical generating station. It came in at 0700 and made a racket.

    It tied up North of me in the vicinity of where there are NO shore power pods. It is refueling the electric generating station across the street.

    According to some yacht owners who were moored in the northern part of the quay, they were told late last night just before 11 PM that they had to move across to the other side of the harbour to make room for the ship.

    Those boats that had no one on board were apparently moved, but by whom I do not know. More (10 -11 in total) had to be moved than the space this ship occupies because there is a “no-boat” safety zone around the ship “just in case.”

    If this ship exploded, none of us would be safe, but clearing out the whole pier is probably impossible to execute in the summer.

    This boat, per the agents on the dock, does not come infrequently, but depending on how hot the summer is, maybe 3-4 times.

    1. September 30, 2016 at 11:36 AM
      Data Entry5 says:

      For Clarification – Astoria Travel is the Agency who in 2016 acted on behalf of the Port Authority to collect mooring and electrical fees.

      As such, unless a boat has designated one of the other as their agent, Astoria does the work and collects the fee. It is possible that in 2017 another agency will have this responsibility.

  4. August 17, 2016 at 5:08 PM
    Data Entry5 says:

    Posted on behalf of MY LeeZe: 2016-08-08

    Patmos
    ASTORIA TRAVEL – SKALA , PATMOS 85500 , GREECE
    TEL +30 22470 31205

    FAX +30 22470 31975 or 32030
    E-mail: [email protected]
    http://www.astoriatravel.com.

    Water tanker 10 €/ton (Call Michael at +30 22470 31689. Speaks EXCELLENT English! Also has rooms to rent)
    Electricity pre-pay 0.90 €/kw
    Reputable Electrician: Peros of Patmos. +306977645435 or +30 22470 32200.