I only stayed there once, back in 1994 and, aside from some reports from friends, and have not stayed in touch since. You should check current info before making assumptions.

The road you see in the foreground curves around to the left and leads directly to the central square and harbor landing in Skala. It is just a 3-4 min. walk.

To the right is the outer harbor and the ocean so you are located right at the water.

Breakfast is taken outdoors on the veranda at the left of the building. Most rooms face the sea and have balconies and bathrooms.

The owners are Vasileios and Maria Karantani

Living in Australia during the winter, Vasileios and Marie speak excellent, Aussie-accented, English (and Greek, obviously, and probably some other languages as well). Their children are also involved in the management of the hotel.

They are the perfect hosts and keep a well-run, gleaming hotel. "Quiet, immaculate, attractive, and comfortable," in the words of Frommers.

I've stayed there only once, but friends have been back several times and the experience was consistantly good.

The Blue bay is mentioned in Frommer's Greece from $45 a day. Trip Advisor has customer reviews. (Up 3/15/18; posted 9/11/06)

360 has a panorama taken from one of the room balconies. (Up 3/15/18; posted 9/11/06)

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What do you see out your window? This was taken from our balcony, looking east near sunset with a telephoto lense. The islet of Hilomondi is in the distance at right.

Costs vary by time and length of stay as in all Greek hotels. Rates for 2004 were 80 - 110 Euros for a double depending on season and length of stay. Obviously much different now. Check their website.

Rooms have bathrooms en suite. Most, have nice balconies, some rather large.

Address: Blue Bay Hotel
Skala, Patmos 85500

27 rooms. Class "C" hotel. Credit cards accepted.

For bookings contact (but go to their website first):
Phone: +30 22470 31165

Last modified 1/5/23; posted 1997; original content © 2023, 1997 John P. Nordin