Lipsi to Patmos
Make way to Patmos (9nm – 40min), a small seahorse shaped island, not far from the coast of Turkey. Famed as an apocalyptic place where St John was inspired to write the Book of Revelation, this is an island with intense spiritual presence. Walk the paths of the Chora, enjoying exquisite views over the Aegean with the fortress-style monastery perched atop the hill. For eating, drinking and socializing, Agia Levies is the village square to visit, where locals and visitors mix to enjoy lively evenings. Beaches abound on Patmos, a popular choice for families being Kambos due to warm, shallow waters and tamarisk trees for natural shade. This relatively out-of-the-way haven blessed with scenic landscapes and small islands is indeed a yachting paradise. Notably, 8nm (30 min) to the east, is the pinprick-sized island of Marathi, where Pantelis Restaurant serves some of the most delicious seafood in the Dodecanese. Spend the night in Patmos Port (3nm – 20min).