Villa Marcela

  • 14 Guests

  • 7 Bedrooms

  • 7 Bathrooms

  • 1 Fully Equipped Kitchen

  • Dining Room

  • Living Room

  • Fully Air-Conditioned

  • High-Speed Wi-Fi Connection

  • Audio System

  • LCD TV

  • Washing Machine

  • Private Garden

  • Barbeque

  • Swimming Pool

  • Parking

The charming Villa Marcela

Villa Marcela is a finely located property with sea views, just above a small pebble beach, half way between Chora and the port of Skala. The Villa has been newly built to high specifications offering comfort and privacy. The road from the village runs underneath the house, which is approached through imposing gates and a private drive.

Marcela’s Description

Marcela is stone-built following the typical Patmian architectural elements of arches, vaults and arcades, with split level rooms and the charming Patmian “Sofa” platform beds. Air conditioning and other modern features make a welcome addition to the Patmos villa scene.

At the main building you will find a large living room with two seating areas. On a split-level there is the dining room and an adjacent kitchen. The living room opens onto a very large arcaded terrace, shaded with cane pergolas, where a very long marble dining table and a barbecue offer outdoor dining facilities under the shade of a nearby pear tree.

The terrace level features three bedrooms. One bedroom with double bed (twin beds pulled together) and an en suite shower room. A second bedroom with double bed (twin beds pulled together) sharing a shower room with the adjacent third twin bedroom. There is also a common small sitting room and a kitchenette.

Using an external staircase you will reach the upper level of the main building. There you will find two en suite large bedrooms with double bed (twin beds pulled together) and bathtub. Between the two bedrooms there is a hallway with a kitchenette.

The ‘’tower suite’’, reached by an external staircase has an entrance from a small terrace and features one bedroom with double bed (twin beds pulled together). A wooden staircase leads to a small sitting room. A shower room and a kitchenette opening onto small terrace, are overlooking the pool.

Finally, there is an independent cottage with one double Patmian style bed. There you will also find a two-level sitting area with a small dining table, a kitchenette and a shower room. A steep wooden ladder leads to a sleeping area of a platform bed with a small double mattress.

How to reach Patmos

From Athens by ferry (Piraeus port): As there is no airport on the island, the only way to travel to Patmos is by ferry. There are ferries to Patmos from the port of Piraeus in Athens several times a week. These ferries also connect Patmos with other islands of Dodecanese, including Leros, Lipsi, Kalymnos, Kos and Rhodes. The trip from Athens to Patmos takes almost 9 hours.

The closest airports to Patmos are located in Leros, Kos, Samos and Kalymnos. From there, visitors can reach Patmos through regular ferry connections, especially during the summer season.

Explore the magical Island of Patmos

Worldwide known as a sacred island for it is the place where Saint John wrote the Book of Revelation, Patmos is an ideal destination for nature lovers thanks to its lace-like coastline, sheer cliffs and volcanic soil. Patmos is an island with intense formation as a result many bays and smaller coves as well as many beautiful beaches were created along its shores. Of course Patmos has the privilege of being one of the few places in the world that someone can feel the presence of Divinity so strongly. On the other hand Patmos Island as a popular tourist destination has the entire necessary infrastructure to be an ideal place for your holidays.

The most picturesque village is Chora, with white houses, paved paths and great view to the Aegean Sea. Skala is also a nice place with many tourist facilities and restaurants. Due to the port, Skala is the busiest spot of the island.

History of Patmos

According to ancient mythology, the island of Patmos was first named Litois, in honour of the Goddess Artemis who was also called Litoida because she was the daughter of Lito. Patmos was at times colonized by the Doriens and thereafter followed the Ionians. It is said that the mythology hero Oreste pursued by the Erinnyes, because he killed his mother Clytemnestra, took shelter in Patmos, coming with the Argiens.

At the former ancient age it was particularly adored in Patmos the Goddess Artemis, who was considered as the Patroness of the island. Under the domination of the Romans, the island failed to decline. It was abandoned and used as an exile place. This is how Apostle John came to Patmos, exiled by the Roman Emperor Titus Flavius Domitianus in 95 AC for preaching the Gospel. In Patmos, Apostle John conveyed the inhabitants to Christianity and wrote the Book of Revelation, the Apocalypse. Patmos then became a place of worshipping and pilgrimage and actually the culture and history of Patmos is strongly connected to the Apocalypse of Saint John.

During the Byzantine times, the inhabitants of Patmos built a Grand Royal Basilica in honour of Saint John, where the monastery stands today. The island suffered from the Arab raids from the 6th to the 9th century AC, a period during which the Grand Basilica of Saint John was destroyed. In the year 1088 AC disembarked in Patmos Saint Christodoulos, native of Nicaea Bithynie coming from the islands Kos and Leros, where he had founded several nunneries. The construction of the great Monastery dedicated to St. Jean the Theologue in Patmos, started in 1101, after the permission of the Byzantine Emperor Alexios Komninos the 1st, who gave to Christodoulos the complete authority over the island of Patmos.

The island was conquered by the Turks (1537 AC) being rendered without to offer resistance. This is why the island enjoyed several privileges granted to it by the conquerors.

In 1655, Patmos was governed by the monks and prospere. Its growth stopped in 1659, when Francesco Morozini, the leader of the Venetians, conquered and destroyed the island of Patmos.

The Russians conquered the island in 1770, after the Turkish-Venetian War. The Greek Revolution started in 1821 and managed to gain the independence of Greece in 1832. Nevertheless, the treaty signed in London did not include the islands of the Dodecanese as part of the newly built Greek State, and therefore fell again under Turkish occupation. In the year 1912 Patmos was occupied by Italians, together with the other islands of Dodecanese. The island acquired its liberty by the end of World War II. Later, at March 7th 1948 Patmos joined the rest of independent Greece along with others Dodecanese Islands.

Patmos’ Beaches

• Skala, 4 km north of Chora, is the most popular beach on Patmos. Clean and pebbled, the beach of Skala has many tourist facilities around it. The beach is sandy, family friendly and partly organized.

• Agriolivado, 8 km north of Chora, is an organized beach getting pretty busy during summer. It is located north of Skala, the main port of the island. The beach is sandy and family friendly.

• Kambos, 9 km north of Chora, is a lovely bay situated on the northern side of the island. It has crystal waters and a part of the beach is organized. The beach is sandy, family friendly and ideal for water sports.

• Grikos, 4 km south of Chora, is a developed tourist resort in Patmos. Located close to the capital village and the port, Grikos has a clean beach and calm ambience. The beach is pebbled, family friendly and partly organized.

• Geranou,13 km north of Chora, is a lovely beach with calm environment. Although it is not much organized, it gets pretty popular in summer. The beach is pebbled, family friendly and partly organized.

• Lambi, 14 km north of Chora, is a secluded, pebbled beach on the northern side of Patmos. As it isn’t organized and it doesn’t receive many visitors.

• Psili Ammos, 10 km south of Chora, is one of the finest beaches in Patmos. Its soft sand and the clean water attract many visitors. The beach is sandy and non organised.

• Loukakia, 2 km north east of Chora, is a small beach just behind the bay of Sapsila. Loukakia has pebbled beach and crystal water.

• Agios Nikolaos, 12 km north of Chora, is among the most secluded beaches in Patmos. Its rocky ambience provides the best shelter for absolute privacy.

• Diakofti, 6 km south of Chora, is a large bay among the most secluded beaches on Patmos. The gulf is surrounded by wild mountains and short vegetation. The beach is pebbled and non organised.

• Lefkes, 10 km north west of Chora, is a picturesque place to relax. The low hills around the beach create a calm environment, while some fishing boats frequently moor there. The beach is pebbled and non organised.

• Vagia, 11 km north east of Chora, is an excellent spot for those who prefer a little privacy. The sea is crystal clear and the ambience is a bit rocky. The beach is pebbled and non organised.

• Alikes, 7 km south of Chora, is a large bay on the southern side of the island. This is among the calmest beaches on Patmos. The beach is pebbled and non organised.

Gastronomy, Shopping and Nightlife

Places to eat and drink in Patmos are many and mostly concentrated in the tourist spots of the island, such as Chora and Skala. There are also few places in less popular spots for even more relaxing and private moments. Cozy taverns, cafe and bars are found in the narrow streets and squares of Chora, the main town of Patmos. As this is not an island with intense nightlife, most bars and clubs in Patmos stay open until after midnight.

Patmos has inspired many artists from all over the world, some have come here to stay. From icon painters to potters Patmos is honored to be represented by such individuals. You can get many handmade things on the island, and there are several art shops as well. Gift shops offer a wide selection of gifts and memorabilia.

Price per Rental Period

May 1 – June 30 € 11,900 per week
July 1 – July 31 € 13,580 per week
August 1 – August 31 € 16,100 per week
September 1 – October 31 € 11,900 per week

Villa's Policy

• Daily maid service

• Daily breakfast

• Pets are permitted only with prior approval

• Vehicle rentals (optional service)

• Yacht / boat rentals (optional service)

• Helicopter / Learjet rentals (optional service)

• Pre-arrival shopping services (optional service)

• Child care (optional service)

• Chef / Battler (optional service)

• Massage and beauty treatments (optional service)

• Gourmet food and wine supply (optional service)

• Approval for rent and controlled by National Tourism Organization (EOT)