Patmos is a small island of the Dodecanese group, geographically located on the south eastern side of the Aegean Sea. The island of Patmos in Greece is world famous as the place where Apostle John wrote the Book of Revelation (or else the Apocalypse). In fact, there is a cave on the island where Saint John was inspired this Book by God, as the legend says. This is called Cave of the Apocalypse. In general, the entire island has strong spiritual vibes, possible due the legend that follows it and its numerous monasteries. The largest is the Monastery of Saint John found on top of Chora, the capital town of the island. In summer, a Religious Festival takes place in Patmos for many years now.
The Monastery of Saint John in Chora Patmos looks like a fortress
Picturesque corner in Chora, the capital town of Patmos island
View of a lovely quarter in Chora, Patmos island Greece
Tavern at the beach of Meloi on the island of Patmos Greece
The impressive bell tower at the Monastery of Saint John, Patmos island
View of Skala, the port town and most tourist spot in Patmos Dodecanese
Entrance to the Monastery of Saint John, Patmos island
Narrow street with shops in Chora, Patmos island
Panoramic view of Agriolivado bay, on the northern side of Patmos Greece
Entrance to the Cave of Apocalypse, one of the most important sightseeing in Patmos island
Patmos can be reached by ferry from the port of Piraeus, the main port of Athens. There are ferries to Patmos from Athens 3 or 4 times per week and the trip is about 12-14 hours, depending on the ferry route. There are also ferries to Patmos from close islands, such as Kos, Rhodes and Leros. In fact, many visitors choose to arrive by plane to these three close islands and then hop by ferry to Patmos.
Chora is the capital town of Patmos and one of the most picturesque villages of the Dodecanese islands. Located 3 km from the port of Skala, Chora is actually constructed on top of a hill overlooking the Aegean Sea. The most impressive spot in Chora is the Monastery of Saint John, surrounded by walls that make it look like a fortress. These walls are lined around with white houses and mansions, creating...
Skala is the largest village and main port of Patmos island, Greece. This is where ferries and cruise ships arrive, given that Patmos has become one of the most frequent cruise stops in eastern Mediterranean Sea. Due to the close distance to the sea and the port, the region of Skala is the most tourist place in Patmos these days. The settlement was actually developed in the 19th century, when piracy...
Agriolivado (or Agriolivadi) is a nice beach at a distance of 2 km from Skala, the port town of Patmos Greece. With sandy shore and crystal waters, Agriolivado is a popular beach that attracts many families with kids. The waters are crystal and warm. Part of the beach is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas, while the few tamarisk trees offer natural shade to visitors. In walking distance from Agriolivado...
The Monastery of Saint John the Theologian is the most famous sightseeing in Patmos and an important religious place for Christians. Also called the Monastery of Saint John the Divine, it is a Greek Orthodox monastery founded in 1088 on the highest spot of Chora, the capital of Patmos island. The first thing to notice in Patmos is this monastery that crowns the highest spot of...