A small Greek island in the complex of the Dodecanese, Patmos has gained worldwide recognition as the holy place where St John wrote the Book of Revelation and as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In 2009, Forbes voted Patmos as Europe’s Most Idyllic Place to live, due to the fact that “Patmos has evolved over the centuries but has not lost its air of quiet tranquility”.
With no direct airport service, the island has maintained a spiritual atmosphere, that over the years has attracted royalties and VIPs from around the world. Lace like beaches-some accessible only by boat and volcanic formed bays, offer unique views to the surrounding islands and even the Turkish coastline.
The Holy Monastery of the Apocalypse in Chora dominating all views is a must see labyrinth of cells and arcaded courtyards that resembles a Byzantine castle or fortress. Its famous Library dating back to 1073, consists of 3000 printed books and thousands of documents.