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Things to see and do
The island of Patmos is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Dodecanese islands group. The most important sightseeing of Patmos island, part of the Dodecanese islands, is the Monastery of Saint John, located on top of a hill above Chora. This monastery is surrounded by walls and looks like a fortress. In the middle way between Chora and Skala, the two main villages of Patmos, there is the Cave of Apocalypse, where according to tradition Apostle John was inspired the Book of Revelation. Many other monasteries can be found around the island, a place with intense religious character and long history.
The most picturesque village is Chora, with white houses, paved paths and great view to the Aegean Sea. Skala is also a nice place with many tourist facilities and restaurants. Due to the port, Skala is the busiest spot of the island. Very nice beaches are located on the northern side of the island, such as Agriolivado and Livadi Geranou, which are also organized. The rest of the beaches are secluded and perfect for privacy.
This guide of Patmos offers all the necessary information about Patmos holidays. Located north of Leros, Patmos island can be combined for holidays with other islands of Dodecanese, like Kalymnos, Leros and Kos. Patmos is also a frequent stop for cruise ships to Kusadasi and Ephesus.