Top attractions in Patmos

Due to the legend that the Holy Book of Apocalypse was written there by Apostle John, the island of Patmos is considered an important pilgrimage site for Christians. The most important sightseeing in Patmos are the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, constructed on the highest spot of Chora village, and the Cave of Apocalypse, where Saint John was inspired the Apocalypse (the Revelation).

Apart from these two important Patmos sightseeing, there are also many other churches and monasteries on the island, such as the Monastery of Virgin Mary in the region of Lambi and the Monastery of Evangelistria in Kambos. On the celebration day of these churches, large religious festivals and panigiria take place in Patmos island. Here are our top things to see in Patmos that we suggest, with detailed text, Google map and occasionally photos.

Bell tower of Saint John Monastery in Patmos island, Greece

The Monastery of Saint John the Theologian is the most famous sightseeing in Patmos and an important religious place for Christians. Also called the Monastery of Saint John the Divine, it is a Greek Orthodox monastery founded in 1088 on the highest spot of Chora, the capital of Patmos island. The first thing to notice in Patmos is this monastery that crowns the highest spot of Chora and reminds of a Byzantine Castle. Founded by Osios Christodoulos, a soldier-priest to whom the Byzantine emperior...