The principal outdoor activities on Patmos are walking and swimming. The best beaches are highlighted below and the best walking trails are the unmarked donkey paths which crisscross the island. You won't find jet-skis or surfboards on Patmos, although limited watersports are available. Paddleboats and canoes can be rented and water-skiing arranged at Helen's Place, on Agriolivada beach, while Elisabeth, on Kampos Beach, offers a variety of watersports (water-skiing, tubes, boards). Those intent on scuba diving should start at the Blue Fin store in Skala (tel. 22470/31-251; www.bluefincenterpatmos.com).
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