Lampi is a pebbly beach on the northern coast of the Greek island of Patmos, noted for its beautiful colored stones. The beach is dotted with small multi-colored pebbles that shine in the sun and it is thanks to this play of light that the beach got its name "lampi", which means "shine" in Greek. Many people used to collect those colored pebbles as a souvenir but they are now under protection and collecting them is strictly forbidden.
Lampi beach is a nice place for swimming with parasols for shade and a small beach bar for coffee and snacks. If you not fan of organized beaches, you can hide from the hot sun beneath the trees along the coast. A small cute tavern is also available, where you can relax while enjoying traditional local cuisine.
The beach is located 9.5 km away from Skala and can be reached by car, moto, taxi or boat from the port of Skala. There is no public transport to Lampi Beach and the closest bus stop is 1,2 km away. You can also go on foot from the Kampos beach in about half an hour. This is a quiet, non crowded beach, perfect for all those seeking relaxation and a gateway away from crowds of tourists. You can combine your day in the beach by visiting local attractions such as the ruins of the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord, built in the 16th century. The ruined church is one of the most important religious monuments on the island and is situated only a few meters away.
Coastguard: (22470) 31231