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...the island of Apocalypse!

Called the “island of Apocalypse”, since there is where John the Divine (Theologos?) wrote the book of Revelation. It is an attraction for many pilgrims and tourists, it will enchant you at first glance and will entice you to discover it.

The principal bay is Porto Skala and it is the island’s port. On the east side you will find the bays of Aspris, Meloi, Agriolivadiou, Campos, Lampi, Lefkon, Merika and west the bays of Chochlaka. Located on the south are the bays of Sapsila, Grikos, Diakofto and Stavrou. Around the island and within its bays there are small islands, the biggest of which is Hiliomodi located in the Gulf of Scala.

Further north we find the islands of St. Thecla, St. George,and the Kentronisi of Geranos. On the south side are Pilafi, Tragonisi, Prasonisi and Petra. It is located in the southeastern Aegean, at the northwestern edge of the Dodecanese, specifically between Leros, Mykonos and Samos. Its size is 34 km2 and its shoreline has a length of 63 km.

It is consisted by three parts that are connected between them by 2 narrow canals with a width of 2 km.

The nightlife will satisfy the most demanding guest, since there are many nightclubs, disco, cafes and bars. The food is rich in every traditional tavern or luxurious restaurant, with tastes from the Greek and the international cuisine.

  • General view of the city and port

    General view of the city and port

  • Little port for fishing boats side by side with the cruise port

    Little port for fishing boats side by side with the cruise port

  • Traditional white houses

    Traditional white houses

  • Chora of Patmos

    Chora of Patmos

  • Crystal clear water at the beaches

    Crystal clear water at the beaches

  • In the streets of Patmos

    In the streets of Patmos

  • St Johns cave

    St Johns cave

Tourist attractions, venues and activities

The enormous Byzantine monastery of St. John Theologos,

built in 1088, houses byzantine icons, jewellery and emperor's presents, while in the library there are 3000 books and rare manuscripts. On the route between Skala and Chora is the Cave of the Apocalypse. It's a 17th century monastery which was built around the cave in which St. John wrote the book of Revelations.

Shore Excursions

* Skala - Harbor town

* The Cave of the Apocalypse

* Byzantine monastery of St. John Theologos

* Psili Ammos - beach

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