Patmos, also called “the Holy Island” in Greece, is part of the Dodecanese archipelago. Its capital Chora hosts the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Theologos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which dominates the town with its magnificent medieval monastic architecture. The quiet and elegant allure of the island captivates demanding travellers from all over the world, as you stroll in the
labyrinthine alleys of Chora, visit the numerous art galleries featuring pieces from famous Greek and international artists, indulge on a cocktail and a fine dinner by the seashore. From Patmos you can cruise to many nearby islands and islets, discovering an incredible natural beauty made of Mediterranean vegetation, hidden dream beaches and jaw-dropping lapis lazuli and emerald shades of waters.
There are many splendid beaches on Patmos and none of them will disregard your expectations. The island can be divided in three parts connected by isthmuses, giving it the shape of a seahorse.
The southern part is the wildest and its jewel, Psili Ammos, is worth the walking path you need to cover to reach it: a paradisical cove with a very fine sand, guarded by trees that offer you a refreshing break from the hot sun.
In the central part you swim back and forth from Petra beach to the islet of Tragonisi, located near the bay of Grikos.
In the northern part, Kambos and Agriolivadi are organized sandy and family-friendly beaches, ideal for water sports, while Lampi mesmerizes with its expanse of colourful little stones composing the beach.
The Cave of the Apocalypse, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a pilgrimage destination for all Christians around the world. It is said that the apostle John wrote the Book of Revelation while living in this cave during his exile from the Roman Empire.
There are 365 chapels on Patmos, blended with art galleries and shops, medieval houses and cocktail bars: an amazing coexistence of ancient, sacred, traditional and contemporary that emphasizes the concept of authentic Patmian luxury.
Cultural visit suggestions:
the jewel: Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, UNESCO World Heritage Site
the bizarre: Kalikatsou Rock
the historical: Three Windmills of Patmos
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