Patmos Tourguide

Patmos, known as the “island of the Apocalypse,” holds significant historical and religious importance. Notably as the site where John the Theologian wrote the “Book of Revelation” during his exile in 95 AD. Its rich history includes its founding by Christodoulos in 1088 and its involvement in Greece’s War of Independence. Covering 34 square kilometers with a population of approximately 3,000 residents, Patmos boasts the charming traditional town of Chora, home to the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and historic houses dating back centuries.

Notable landmarks include the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, the Cave of the Apocalypse, Patmos Seminary, Panagia Diasozousa Church, Emmanuel Xanthos House, and Nikolaidis Mansion. Trips around Patmos offer exploration of both inland and seaside villages, while nearby islands like Arkoi provide additional attractions. Hosting religious festivals, cultural performances, and recreational activities, Patmos attracts visitors seeking spiritual enrichment and relaxation. For information and assistance, visitors can turn to local authorities and tourist information offices.