Patmos, Greece

Patmos, Greece

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The holy island

There is no missing the Monastery of St. John, a massive dark fortress atop a hill, standing out against the traditional white houses of the village of Hora that surround it. It was constructed in the late 11th century to honor St. John the Divine, who is said to have had his apocalyptic vision while in Patmos, leading him to write the Book of Revelation.

The monastery is a warren of interconnecting courtyards, arcades, galleries, and roof terraces. There are lovely chapels, some with 12th century frescoes; the treasury exhibits an impressive array of art; and the library contains a wealth of historic texts. Designated as “The Holy Island” by the Greek Parliament in 1981, Patmos is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Chora
Chora

Chora

Stroll Patmos’ capital with its whitewashed homes, narrow lanes, and coastal views.

Grotto Of Revelation

Grotto Of Revelation

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Grotto Of Revelation

Grotto Of Revelation

Visit the ancient grotto where St. John saw visions that became the Book of Revelations.

Monastery Of St. John

Monastery Of St. John

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Monastery Of St. John

Monastery Of St. John

See the stunning jewels and artifacts of this former Monastery complex, now a museum.

Patmos, Greece At a glance

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Local Details:
GPS: 37°18'33.49"N 26°32'48.09"E
Size: 34.05 KM2 (13.15 MI2)
Population: 2,998
Density: 88 Pop/KM2 (34 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +30

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