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Ascending Kastelli

There are signs pointing to Kastelli in Skala, but not to the path that leads to the castle ruins. You can follow the signs from the same named hotel on the right, climb the stairs and enter a dirt path with a panoramic view of Skala. In 5-6 minutes you will see the small church of both Agios Georgios (Saint George) and Agios Constantinos on your left (if you continue from there, you will reach Katergaki beach in 25 minutes). In order to ascend the hill of Kastelli, you have to turn back and after a 2-minute walk turn right walking parallel to a stone wall (there are no signs). Continue walking parallel to the wall and when you see a cluster of big cacti, leave this path and turn left. From that point on, things get mixed up, as the path appears and disappears. Thus, when you pass by a strange rock with a tree that seems to be growing out of it, do not hesitate to go up the slope, having the stones you see all along your way on top of the hill as a mark. In a few minutes you will find yourselves in one of the most beautiful spots of the island, where you can enjoy a gorgeous view (literally) towards all directions and explore the plateau.  
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Chora – Skala

Two paths connect Chora of Patmos to its port. The one is wide, paved, starts from the Station where the buses stop (there are signs towards the cave of the Apocalypse) and it is interrupted several times by an asphalt road. It was the first official road, where donkeys used to carry up tourists, until 1970. Throughout the route, which in some places is shadowed by poplars and pine trees, you can see the port. You will pass by the School of Patmos and the Apocalypse, but keep in mind that when you reach the School (3-4 minutes from your starting point), it is preferable to continue straight ahead to the pathway instead of turning right.
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