A place with intense spiritual character, Patmos is mostly famous as the island of Apocalypse. According to tradition, it was in a cave in Patmos island that Saint John the Divine was inspired the Book of Apocalypse. This is why there is a large Monastery of Saint John above Chora, the capital of the island. This monastery is surrounded by strong walls and looks like a fortress. Chora is a great place to walk around the paved paths and enjoy a view to the Aegean Sea. The most tourist place of Patmos Greece is Skala, while relaxing beaches are found all over the island. The island can be combined for holidays with Leros, as the distance between the two islands is very short.