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The Island of Patmos
Patmos is world famous as the island where Saint John was inspired and wrote the Apocalypse, this mysterious book of Christianity. In fact, the Monastery of Saint John and the Cave of Apocalypse are the most important sites in Patmos. Thousands of pilgrims come to Patmos every year to visit these two religious monuments.
Patmos Island has become a top destination in Greece and, specifically, in the Dodecanese, because of its undeniable beauty, spiritual character, and vibrant nightlife. The most cosmopolitan, quality bars are found in Patmos Chora while the party continues at Skala after 3:00 a.m., when the bars at the old town close.
Unique Experiences – Holy Week at the Monastery of the Apocalypse
The ritual, customs, the ceremony of the Holy Washbowl and the representation of the Last Supper are several reasons to spend Easter on the island of Revelation in a climate of special devoutness that exudes the formal and ritual of Holy Week.
BY AIRPLANE – Patmos Island does not have an airport. The closest airports are the Rhodes, Kos, and Samos airport. Local high-speed boat itineraries connect Patmos to the aforementioned islands on a daily basis during the summer. The trip takes 1-1.5 hrs.
BY FERRY – Patmos is connected with the port of Piraeus by conventional ferry, and it takes 7 hours to get there. The island is also connected to the rest islands of the Dodecanese complex with highspeed boats, and the trip takes 1-1.5 hours.