Mystery guarding gem offering a dream vacation in true Patmos spirit and soul
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Patmos is considered by many as the secret and mystery guarding gem of the Greek islands and “the most idyllic place to live in Europe”, according to Forbes Magazine. It is a charming and peaceful vacation destination in the Dodecanese Islands, featuring a variety of truly beautiful village settlements, scenic beaches, elegant restaurants, traditional tavernas and numerous aspiring churches and other shrines for worship and meditation. A place ideal for visitors who seek a relaxing holiday on an intimately authentic Greek island, Patmos’ beauty has been praised in a cover story by the New York Times’ T Magazine, while its main settlement of Chora, an architectural marvel of white-washed houses and narrow streets, is prominent among UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. PREPARED FOR YOU Right in the center of this blessed Greek Island of Patmos, where humans are thought to have settled there as far back as 2000 B.C, and Jesus’ beloved apostle St. John wrote the ultimate prophetic Book of Revelation of the Bible in 95 A.D, we have prepared the stunning estate of Patmos Villa Sophia for you. Here you can expect the highest standards of hospitality and personalized service, in an authentic Greek islands’ traditional luxury Patmos Villa, so you can enjoy an utterly satisfying and even life changing vacation experience that you will cherish forever.
Owner purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Owner chose South Aegean
A private estate retreat Patmos Villa Sophia is prevailing practically alone over a uniquely advantageous ten acre plateau in the most aristocratic area of the historical island, Epsimia Bay. It literally offers a breathtaking 360 degrees panoramic view of all the spectacular surrounding seas and islands, as well as the thousand years old Monastery Castle of Saint John’s. Patmos Villa Sophia is decorated and furnished in traditional style, it aspires to immerse you in the original celebrated island life. What makes Patmos Villa Sophia unique: Featuring a private 50 square meters pool with sun terrace, the estate lies just 150 metres from Epsimia Beach and is located on the amphitheatrical center of the island providing advantageous access to all its major attractions. The monumental sight of the Cave of the Apocalypse, the popular intellectual elite and celebrity settlement of Chora, the scenic town of Skala with its port, and the picturesque and quiet fishing village of Grikos are all within a 4 kilometers radius. As most travel experts, tourists and permanent inhabitants agree, it is hardly surprising that Patmos island made it on to Forbes’ the list of most idyllic places to live. With only 13 square miles of island surrounded by the Aegean Sea, beautiful unspoilt beaches, great summer sunshine, luxury mansions like Patmos Villa Sophia and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere it is expected to appeal to many. Even before stepping onto the island from the ferry, you can feel that you have come somewhere very special. As the island has been declared a holy site, and the town surrounding the monastery, lying right across Patmos Villa Sophia plateau, is a Unseco heritage site, there has never been any over-development. Also, the fact that getting here is not as simple as just landing on the next charter flight ( the nearest tourist airports are on Samos and Kos islands) for many is definitely for the best, since the island retains the air of an unspoiled retreat.
What makes this Villa unique
Natural luxury and elegant Patmos Villa Fitted with a fireplace and traditionally decorated, this air-conditioned 272 square meters Patmos Villa comes with 5 double bedrooms, two of which located in 35 square meters studios, all with separate entrances, private bathrooms and exclusive balconies overlooking spectacular expanses of the island. Opening to a living room balcony and a patio, it consists of a seating area with built-in sofa and satellite TV as well two kitchens with stove, spacious refrigerators, ample indoors and outdoors dining areas. Patmos Villa Sophia includes a library room with complete office facilities, PC, internet, telephone center, teleconference etc and it is a fully equipped unit including a washing machine, free parking and free WiFi available throughout. Guests may relax at the sun loungers of the sun terrace by the pool or use the BBQ facilities. A roof garden with amazing sea views is offered and port and airport shuttle service can be provided, if requested, at a very reasonable extra charge. Patmos island is popular not only among the faithful making pilgrimages to the monastery but also with vacationing Athenians and a newly growing community of international trendsetters—designers, artists, poets, and “taste gurus” (according to the french edition of Vogue)—who have bought homes in Chora, right across Patmos Villa Sophia. These masters of style set about creating what eventually became hailed as one of the most gorgeous island homes in the world, with celebrities and royals helicoptering in for the tranquility and beauty of the holy isle. The word soon spread thanks to many famous guests and celebrities but, happily, administrators have carefully contained development, and as a result, Patmos retains its charm and natural beauty—even in the busy month of August. In spite of all its international fame, the essence of Patmos Villa Sophia still remains in the simple truth that living on the small island is pure bliss.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Fabulous house, amazing view, great host
The house is wonderfully suited for two families as we were. There are a variety of areas to spend time in depending on time of day and inclination - pool, numerous porches, living room. Each bedroom has its own bath and view. The view of islands and Skala and Aegean could not be better. Panos was the consummate host and gave us advice whenever we asked. We hope to return.