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Patmos at a glance

Patmos, a captivating island in the Aegean Sea, boasts a rich blend of history, spirituality, and natural beauty. Renowned for being the sacred isle where St. John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelation, Patmos exudes an aura of serenity. At its heart lies the UNESCO listed Monastery of Saint John, a medieval marvel with Byzantine frescoes and a treasury of religious artifacts.

Exploring Chora, the island's main town, reveals charming whitewashed buildings, cobblestone streets, and traditional tavernas. The Cave of the Apocalypse, where St. John received his divine revelations, is a must-visit pilgrimage site. Sun-kissed beaches like Psili Ammos and Grikos beckon for relaxation, while the windmills at Chora offer panoramic views of the Aegean.

Immerse yourself in Patmos' authentic Greek atmosphere by strolling through Skala's vibrant market or savoring local delicacies in a seaside tavern. With its spiritual allure and picturesque landscapes, Patmos is an island where history and tranquility intertwine harmoniously.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Patmos, Greece is April through November. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation.

Things to do & see

  • Visit Cave of the Apocalypse
  • Visit Windmills of Patmos
  • Visit the Rock of Kalikatsou
  • Visit Holy Monastery of Saint John the Theologian