Arki (ancient Arkitis), an island northeast of Patmos, which belongs to the municipality of Patmos, is an ideal destination for every visitor who seeks absolute tranquility surrounded by the natural beauty of the landscape.
Guests of this small paradise can enjoy both the abundant fresh fish of the island and the deep blue waters. The peaceful harbor is ideal for sailing boats.
At one end of the island, towards the island of Lipsi is the best beach on the island, Tiganakia. This beach is small and somewhat rocky but provides crystal clear waters to swim in and the view across the bay to the nearby islets is idyllic.
Also at this end of the island is a cave, which contains a number of stalactite and stalagmite formations. The cave is however difficult to find as the land around it is covered by olive trees and bushes.
The small population means that there is no real capital, but most inhabitants live close to the main harbour with the rest living scattered around the island on higher ground. The majority of the population find employment in fishing, goat herding or running one of the island's four tavernas.
Source: wikipedia.org www.patmos.gr