About Patmos Island
General Information about Patmos Island
Patmos is a Greek island located in the southeastern Aegean Sea. It is the northern island of the Dodecanese island group. It is situated in the northwest of Leros and the southeast of Samos. Its size is 34 square miles and it has a coastline of 63 km. The island has lacy shores with four main bays and many more, smaller ones.
The shape of Patmos resembles a seahorse and that is the reason why the seahorse is used as a symbol of the island. Patmos is a volcanic island, particularly rocky. Its highest point is the Profitis Ilias (269 m) at the southern part of the island, from where you can enjoy the best view of the rest of Patmos.
Patmos is famous for being the island of the Apocalypse, since Saint John the Theologian, Jesus’ favorite discipline lived and wrote one of the books of the New Testament here. On the island, you can find the cave of the Apocalypse and the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, founded by Christodoulos to honor the Saint, 1000 years after his death. Patmos is considered a place of intense spirituality and is a worldwide monument of culture. It is also, undoubtedly, a place of worship for all Christians.
ABOUT PATMOS ISLAND