The holy island of the Dodecanese has for years now evolved into a cosmopolitan, sophisticated destination, while maintaining its mystical atmosphere.
Greek and foreign (mainly Italian and French) visitors remain largely eclectic, low-key, with tendencies of inner search, but not isolation. It is true that when you think "Patmos", the first things that come to mind are the Apocalypse, the mysterious John and of course the Holy Monastery of Patmos, which dominates the top of Chora, the capital of the island. Yes, but then? Is that what Patmos is? The answer is "no". But you have to allow it to be revealed to you to understand that Patmos is not just the "Island of Apocalypse", but an island of pure apocalypse.

But let's see what are these beautiful sights that are worth visiting during your stay on our island

The Cave of the Apocalypse

The famous cave where the exiled John in 95 AD wrote, according to tradition, the most liturgical and eschatological book of the New Testament, became a great pilgrimage.
It is located in the middle of the road leading from the port to Chora. John was assisted in writing by Prochoros, who claimed to be his disciple.
The rock is believed to bear the imprint of John.
The rock of the roof has three fissures that appeared when God's voice was heard and symbolize his triple status.

Monastery of Saint John the Theologian

The monastery is built on the top of the mountain above Chora and is surrounded by a stone fortification. It was founded by Hosios Christodoulos in 1088 and includes buildings and works of art from various periods.

Patmiada Ecclesiastical School

The Patmiada tou Gennous Ecclesiastical School was founded in 1713 by the Patmian Cleric, Makarios Kalogeras. The School operates today as a boarding school with students from all over Greece and abroad.

Baptistery of St John the Theologian

On the beach of Agios Theologos in Skala, the ruins of the baptistery where thousands of people were baptized and became soldiers of Christ are still preserved.

Simantiri Mansion

It is located next to the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi in Chora and was first built in 1625 by Smyrnians. Inside you will see heavy furniture, collectibles, paintings and Russian icons of the 14th and 15th centuries.

Nikolaidis Mansion

Here you will get an idea of what the houses of the economically prosperous inhabitants of Patmos were like in terms of morphology and construction.


The three mills that dominate the Chora were renovated by a Swiss sponsor and one of them is intended for normal use.

The rock of Kalikatsos

It is an imposing rock on the beach of Petra and on which many ascetics have lived. According to legend, a tunnel starts from the rock and leads to a secret door to the Monastery of John the Theologian.

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