What to Do at Kambos Village in Patmos, Greece
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Kambos Village is undeniably a hidden gem located in the picturesque Dodecanese island of Patmos, Greece. The quaint settlement which has approximately 400 residents is located 9km north of Chora and offers a wide variety of sceneries, historic attractions, and local charm. The tranquil farming village paints a lovely picture with its charming countrysides filled with breathtaking olive groves, fragrant orchards, and majestic pine trees.
Although the village is small, there are some great things you can do while here. For example, there are plenty of beaches to see, as well as churches. Here’s a look at some things you can do while here:
Church of Panagia tou Geranou
One of the oldest monuments of Patmos, the Church of Panagia tou Geranou sits atop the hill in Kambos Village and is a local attraction that draws visitors from around the world. The church which is a pillar of religious tradition and history hosts an annual Greek traditional feast day in the fall and is usually open during the tourist season.
This idyllic spot is a delight with its lengthy, sandy beaches. Kampos Beach is sure to please any visitor with its serene atmosphere and calm blue waters. The beach offers many sunbeds and shades for rent, which makes this beach an ideal location to relax, swim, or sunbathe.
Agrio Livadi Beach
As one of the first sites travelers see as they approach Kampos Village, Agrio Livadi Beach is a exsquisite sight to behold. With lovely golden sands and calm blue waters, this quiet beach offers a relaxing experience with impeccable amenities. Beachgoers can be served food from the local taverna as they lounge on their sunbeds. This beach offers an experience that will certainly put beachgoers at ease.
Church of Saint Nicholas of Evdimos
As the oldest church located on the island of Patmos near Kampos, the Church of Saint Nicholas of Evdimos, which overlooks Nicholas Bay is a must-see. The church’s sanctuary and bell tower were built in the early 1800’s while parts of the chapel were built earlier and still have parts of the original frescoes visible and incorporated into the architecture. This church is a must-see historical treasure.
Well known for its gorgeous and rare multi-colored stone and pebbled shores, Lampi Beach is a piece of heaven located on the northern part of Patmos, a stone’s throw away from Skala. The beach’s crystal clear waters and the beautiful sun reflecting off of its colored shores is what gives this beach the name Lampi, which means “Shining” in Greek. This beach is the perfect retreat, there are beach recliners for lounging and clear waters for swimming or snorkeling.
To get to the village, consider taking a flight from either Kos or Athens. The airport is located in Leros. From there, you can use a ferry to reach Patmos. Once on Patmos Island, travelers can easily reach Kambos Village by local bus, hired car, or if adventurous travelers can rent a scooter.
This post was written by GreekBoston.com