Patmos is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. It is one of the Dodecanese islands, it has a population of about 2,500. Patmos is most notable for its mention in the Christian scriptural Book of Revelation. The book's introduction states that the author, John, has been exiled to Patmos, and that there he saw and recorded a vision from Jesus. Very early Christian tradition identifies this John as Saint John the Evangelist. As such, Patmos is a destination for Christian pilgrimage. Guests can visit the cave where John saw the Revelation. Numerous monasteries on the island are dedicated to Saint John. The island was ruled by Turks for many years, during which it suffered deterioration of its very expensive library of books in St. John monastery. Patmos was captured by Italians in 1912 during the Turco-Italian War. In 1915, Patmos was still under the rule of Italians.
Visit one of the nine illustrious beaches on this beautiful island. Choose from Kambos, Meloi, Livadi Della Pothitou, Psili Amos, Grikos, Petra, Agriolivadi, Vaghia, and Lambi. The choice of where to have some of the clearest, inspirational and serene waters of the Aegean Sea is yours.
Take a religious trip and visit the Monastery of St. John. This place is a massive stone monastery built in the 11th century in honor of St. John who visited here in the biblical times. This is the place he wrote Revelations.