Famous for its religious past, Patmos is the island where Saint John the Theologian wrote the Book of Revelation (the Apocalypse). Today, this beautiful island with the spiritual vibes is a popular religious destination, with pilgrims coming to visit the Monastery of Saint John and the Cave of Apocalypse. These two monuments are the most important sites in Patmos. The island also has nice and calm beaches for beach holidays, some organized and others totally secluded. Excursion boats from the port of Skala go to the islands of Leros, Lipsi, Arki, and Marathi.
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Constructed on top of a hill above Chora, the Orthodox Monastery of Saint John the Theologian is among the most important religious centers in Greece. It looks like a fortress but inside there is a monastery, built on the site of an ancient temple.
Agathonisi is the northernmost island of the Dodecanese. It is a tiny island with a few inhabitants. Tourist amenities are few on Agathonisi, as it is not at all touristically developed. However, it is ideal for some relaxation.
Church of Evangelistria
This small church is located in the village of Kambos and it is dedicated to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary. It has nice frescoes inside and rare icons.
The Patmiada Scholi (Patmian School) is located near the Cave of the Apocalypse on Patmos Island. The foundation of the Patmian School also referred to as the General School of the Nation was the most important event of the 18th century.
Monastery of Panagia
The Monastery of Panagia in the region Livadi Kalogiron is located amidst lush greenery and close to the sea. It used to be an ascetic spot but then a monastery was constructed.
This museum is located in the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian in Chora Patmos. It is a small museum housing all the treasures of the monastery, including valuable icons, ecclesiastical ornaments, embroideries, superb icons and clothing of priests.
Church of Saint John
This small church is located in the village of Grikos, 5 km from Chora. It is a lovely whitewashed church built upon the ruins of ancients public baths, where many believe that Saint John was baptizing Christians.