Patmos is a special island in Greece which lie on the eastern Aegean sea. In AD 95 Saint John the Divine received a vision in a cave and wrote the sinister Book of Revelations here. Many thousands of pilgrims who annually travel to the whitewashed sanctity of hilltop Hora, believe that Patmos has much to offer.
And from the moment you enter Hora’s 10th-century monastery you’ll either be creeped or enraptured. Patmos also has more than its fair share of gas-blue coves, green mountains and fine pebble beaches, while its stylish harbour of Skala buzzes of tourism. Photogenic Skala hugs the dock with whitewashed houses rising amphitheatrically up the hill.
Arguably the most beautiful, certainly the best known of the smaller Dodecanese, Patmos has a distinctive, immediately palpable atmosphere.
Patmos is an island with a strong division, resulting in the coasts of creating many smaller bays and coves and many beautiful beaches.
Patmos is situated off the west coast of Turkey. It is further west than its nearby neighboring islands like Agathonisi island, Leros island and Lipsi island.
One of the northernmost islands of the Dodecanese complex, it has a population of 2,998 and an area of 13.15 sq miles. The highest point is Profitis Ilias, 269 metres above sea level. The Municipality of Patmos, which includes the offshore islands of Arki, Marathos and several uninhabited islets, has a total population of 3,047 according to the last census and a combined land area of 18.000 sq miles. It is part of the Kalymnos regional unit.
The specific geographic coordinates of Patmos are 37°19’16.5″N 26°32’45.1″E in Aegean Sea.
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