Designated as a "sacred island" by the Greek Parliament in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, the island is a major tourist destination in the Dodecanese arquipelago. The Apostle John is said to have written his Book of Revelation there. It is a land rich in tradition and culture with a spiritual atmosphere and unique natural beauty. The volcanic geology of Patmos, with its unusual formations pointing to the sky and its unusual offshore islets, attracts visitors in search of crystal blue waters and unique beaches for water sports. The villages have that white Cycladic look, and the shops, cafes and restaurants delight visitors with delicious fresh fish. Patmos is a holy land to discover!
Designated as “Holy Island” by the Greek Parliament in 1981 and confirmed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999, Patmos traditionally has been referenced as the place where the Book of Revelation was written in 95 A.D. by the apostle John. This site evolved into the Holy Monastery of the Apocalypse and was built as a castle in 1088. Cultural and religious center since then, it has continued to spread its activities all around the island.