Patmos is in the global spotlight having two UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Patmos is known for its ecclesiastical tourism, but that is not all
Patmos is a relatively small Greek island. It is known to most from the Revelation of John. It does not lack beautiful beaches, quite the contrary, since the visitor can enjoy the blue waters of the Aegean Sea. In Patmos, however, there is a cave of particular importance.
According to tradition, the rock was torn one day in the Sacred Cave of the Revelation. Through three smaller fissures – a symbolism for the Holy Trinity – the voice of God was heard, which dictated to John the God-given Revelation.
Patmos magnetizes the visitor. The complex of churches and other buildings, now called -wider – Apocalypse, is high on the list sites for tourists. And how could it not be so? The imposing space and atmosphere create conditions analogous to the tradition that follows the Christian monument.
But that’s not all the island is about. The traveller will visit the Monastery and the Cave one day. The rest of the days he will stay there, Patmos will offer him beautiful moments and images.
We start with the basics…
There is a good road network and the distances are relatively small. There are taverns best known for their good food as well as shops that are renowned for their pastry and sweets. Try local delicacies such as the famous “pougki” (pouch). It is one of the traditional sweets of Patmos that you will find in two versions: fried or baked. In both cases, they are filled with walnuts and almonds and moistened with local flower water.
In the summer season, there are many beaches to be chosen. There’s also nightlife. For many, Patmos is a “Tinos No. 2”. Or “Tinos of the barren line”. She may be in the spotlight for her ecclesiastical tourism, but a trip convinces the visitor it’s not only that.