Patmos island guide, Greece

To reach the wonder of Patmos  you have to arrive from the sea (there is no airport on Patmos: you land at Kos or Samos). When the ferry is on the horizon the majesty of its fortress, the undisputed ruler on the carpet of small houses whitewashed kneeling at his feet is a miraculous view. Also known as the “Jerusalem of the Aegean“, the grace that envelops the visitor who is lucky enough to land on this small island in the Dodecanese lies first and foremost in the evocation of the biblical story of Revelation which was written here by St. John the Evangelist. In addition to the impressive cave of Revelation you cannot miss a visit to the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and Chora.

Patmos Inlet

Patmos Inlet

Patmos Mini harbor

Patmos Mini harbor

The graceful elegance of Patmos lies in the sacred atmosphere that you breathe: going into the Chora means entering the heart of silence near the Monastery of St. John where the black robes of the monks stand before the blinding white lime walls. Entering the Monastery means finding the symbols of worship of the Orthodox Church, the smell of incense, the candles subtle and the ancient iconostasis covered in gold leaf.

Patmos Panorama

Patmos Panorama

Patmos From afar

Patmos From afar

It’s a wonderful example of private and aristocratic refinement. Patmos is also a favorite destination due to its small art galleries and craft shops. Patmos where the blue railings play with gray doors in wood, curtains are painted with light gauze on the windows and in the evening they come alive at the expiration of the silent breeze revealing a charming interior illuminated by the soft light of candles and lanterns.

Patmos White Church

Patmos White Church

Patmos Church Candles

Patmos Church Candles

Patmos is often described as  the retreat of intellectuals and artists because not only culture reminds us of the many bays, coves and hidden coves that dot the island sometimes difficult to reach but once “conquered” destined to remain long impressed carved with fire in our memory.

Patmos Beach

Patmos Beach

Patmos photos: pinguido, glenos, Fine Grain, Delphine DX, Ignace VDK.

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