Known globally as a sacred island where the apostle John wrote the Book of Revelation, Patmos is an ideal destination for nature lovers thanks to its unique coastline, marvelous cliffs and volcanic soil.

A brief history about Patmos

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.

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Patmos today

Patmos’s volcanic geology, with its unusual formations pointing skywards and quirky islets just offshore, enhance the spiritual atmosphere of the island. The island is a great tourist destination, an island of unique natural beauty, rich traditions and culture. In addition to the Christian pilgrims who frequently visit due to the island's connection with the apostle John, Patmos attracts many visitors seeking its crystal clear blue waters, unique beaches, sea sports activities, gastronomically superb fish tavernas, as well as enjoying the glittering white houses under the Aegean sun, the typical local restaurants, cafés, shops, and traditional bakeries.