Patmos is a strong contender for the island with the prettiest Chora (main village), built around the Monastery dedicated to St John the Theologian who is believed to have penned the Book of Revelation on the island.

An ideal time to visit is during the International Film Festival of Patmos in July and the Patmos Religious Music Festival in August.

As of last year sporting events were also added to the summer itinerary in the form of the Patmos Revelation, a three-day event of running and open water swimming races that will take place again at the end of June.

And of course there are plenty of unique and gorgeous beaches to enjoy such as Lambi and Psili Ammos, among others. Nearby are the almost uninhabited islands of Marathi and Arkoi which are also highly worth exploring.