Patmos island, which is also known as the “Island of the apocalypse”, has a strong spiritual character. According to the tradition, Saint John the Divine was inspired to write the Book of the Apocalypse inside a cave in Nisyros. Today, the so-called “Cave of the Apocalypse” is one of the island’s main attractions. There’s also a large monastery dedicated to Saint John above Chora, the island’s capital. Thousands of pilgrims come to Patmos island every year to visit these two religious monuments.

Due to its spiritual character, the island plays host to many religious festivals and feasts, which are a perfect opportunity for travelers to introduce themselves to the tradition and history of Patmos.

Chora, the capital of Patmos is not only the island’s center of activities but also a very charming village. Its narrow alleys and amazing view of the Aegean Sea make it a perfect place for wandering. What’s more, in Chora you’ll find many Patmos hotels, studios and apartments.

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Patmos Greece is an island that sits on the north part of the Dodecanese group of islands.

The most important monument of Patmos island is the Monastery of Saint John, which is situated on the top of a hill above Chora. The monastery is protected by walls, which make it look like a fortress. Apart from the Monastery of Saint John, there are many monasteries scattered around the island. The spiritual character of Patmos is very strong! Another popular monument in Patmos is the so-called “Cave of the Apocalypse”, where, according to tradition, Apostle John was inspired to write the Book of Revelation.

Chora is the island’s capital and one of the most picturesque villages of Patmos. It boasts traditional architecture, thus it’s full of whitewashed houses, narrow paved alleys and has a wonderful view of the Aegean Sea. At Chora you’ll find many Patmos hotels, cafes, restaurants and taverns, where you can taste the local delicacies. Except for Chora, another rather famous spot in Patmos is Skala village, where the island’s port is located. Skala is a busy and touristy village.

As for Patmos beaches, they are beautiful! The best-organized beaches in Patmos, such as Agriolivado and Livadi Geranou, are located on the northern side of the island. The rest of the island’s beaches are secluded, thus perfect for those who seek privacy.

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