Milky - white painted mansions and whitewashed little houses climb the slopes of the hill. You come across white terraces, cool arcades, mysterious passages with narrow stairs, roofs covered with tiles, courtyards with geraniums and jasmine and a dazzling white - blue landscape, creating a summery atmosphere.
The magic comes when suddenly, the blue sky and Aegean sea appear among whitewashed houses. A mysterious silence diffuses permanently across the area, exuding an imposing gracefulness.
These countless narrow alleys, taking you wherever they want, form a traditional white labyrinth and lead you to the two main squares: the main square of Chora, almost like a balcony overlooking the Aegean and the Town Hall square, where the famous «Washbasin» ceremony takes place, on Holy Thursday.
Chora, due to its history, construction and architecture, attracts both famous personalities and non-celebrities. People of the arts and culture are found in almost every corner of Chora, forming an underground cultural stream, maintaining and enriching the intense cultural life of Patmos, as well as its exclusive character. For all the above and for countless other reasons, Chora is considered one of the most expensive residential areas of Europe.
The remaining two settlements of the island are Groikos and Kampos.Kampos is located in the northern part of Patmos, is mainly considered to be an agricultural area and has organized beaches. Finally, Groikos is about 4.5 km from Skala and stands out for its natural wild beauty, scenic beach and cute piers where boats or vessels may tie.
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