Attractions In Patmos

Explore The Attractions Of Patmos
Baptistry (Votris-Lithou Volis area in Skala Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Admire the ancient baptismal font that St. John used to christen the first Patmians. There’s a legend connected to it about a spiritual duel between St. John and a local over the power of each man. Locals watched the duel around the baptismal font and celebrated when St. John won. This is an outdoor font, made with ancient boulders. Its simplicity is inspiring.

Cave of the Apocalypse (between Hora and Skala Towns)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Thousands of visitors visit this cave because of its religious significance, but it’s also a good example of the island’s archaeological past. Dating back to 95 AD, this stunning cave offers history buffs insight into one of the most important religious moments in history and the actual conditions that surrounded the creation of the Book of Revelation.

Cave of the Apocalypse (between Hora and Skala Towns)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Thousands of visitors visit this cave because of its religious significance, but it’s also a good example of the island’s archaeological past. Dating back to 95 AD, this stunning cave offers history buffs insight into one of the most important religious moments in history and the actual conditions that surrounded the creation of the Book of Revelation.

Cave of the Apocalypse (Skala-Hora region)
Dodecanese / Patmos

The cave’s significance in history dates back to 95 AD, when St. John the Theologian fled persecution and sought sanctuary in Patmos. Within this cave St. John received the Book of Revelation and predicted the signs leading to the Apocalypse.

Festival of Religious Music (near the Cave of the Apocalypse)
Dodecanese / Patmos

This world-class and world-famous festival features the best religious choirs and orchestras from Greece and around the world. It takes place from the end of August to the beginning of September every year, and you’ll enjoy different religious traditions. There are a number of events and visitors from all over the world go to Patmos for this unique festival.

Kallikatsou Boulder – Petra tis Kallikatsou (Petra region)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Dating back to 1100 BC, it’s riddled with natural and manmade caves, and served as a temple for Aphrodite and then was taken over by monks who lived in tiny caves. Many stone steps carved by monks are still visible, as well as natural reservoirs that collected rainwater and manmade niches for candles and other religious and votive offerings. Look for submerged ruins of a church nearby.

Kallikatsou Boulder – Petra tis Kallikatsou (Petra region)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Dating back to 1100 BC, it’s riddled with natural and manmade caves, and served as a temple for Aphrodite and then was taken over by monks who lived in tiny caves. Many stone steps carved by monks are still visible, as well as natural reservoirs that collected rainwater and manmade niches for candles and other religious and votive offerings. Look for submerged ruins of a church nearby.

Kastelli Archaeological Site (Skala Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

The remains the ancient city of Kastelli date back to the 3rdC BC, and you’ll be able to explore the Hellenistic wall made of volcanic trachyte rock which features a series of towers, extensive Roman fortifications, and evidence of the local Temple of Apollo. Don’t forget to take in the view – it’s definitely worth the hike up. This site is one of the most significant in Patmos.

Lush Forests near the Cave of the Apocalypse
Dodecanese / Patmos

Hike your way through the lush pine and cypress forests around the Cave of the Apocalypse. It will be a wonderful way of getting a taste of Patmos’ serenity through nature. Don’t forget to explore the nearby Cave for a glimpse of Patmos’ religious history.

Nikolaidi Mansion (Hora Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Built in the 1700s, this mansion is a perfect way to learn more about Patmos’ traditional architecture. Tour the exhibits which also display stunning artifacts that date back to Prehistoric times, through Antiquity and the Hellenistic era. As Patmos does not have an archaeological museum, the Nikolaidi Mansion is an ideal way to learn more about Patmos’ archaeological past.

Orthodox Culture and Information Center (Skala Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

If you’re a history buff or want to find out more about Patmos’ religious culture, then this Center is a wonderful interactive way of learning more about all aspects of Patmos’ Christian heritage. All exhibitions are explained in four languages, and the staff is eager to give you any extra tips or to help you plan your tour of Patmos’ churches and monasteries.

Patmos’ Islets
Dodecanese / Patmos

Arki Islets are a network of tiny islands that not only boast pristine exotic beaches but also a vital ecosystem. They’re only accessible by boat – which you can find around Patmos’ main harbor – and trekking is the only way of touring these vital islets. Take your camera with you and admire all the wild birds, lizards and flora that create a unique ecosystem and the pristine habitat that offers them shelter. Birdwatchers will enjoy observing hundreds of birds that huddle in craggy rocks and along cliffs. Don’t miss out on the island’s environmental research center on Arki Islet. Then hike along the coast to find secret coves perfect for swimming.

Patmos’ stunning mountains
Dodecanese / Patmos

Patmos boasts three mountains that offer nature lovers and ecosports enthusiasts a wonderful way of exploring the island’s natural beauty. Tour Patmos’ three mountains, without any routes to guide you, and you’ll feel like you’re on a true adventure. Genoupas Mountain and Hondro Vouno Mountain offer a number of lush landscapes for nature lovers, including small forests, herbal underbrush and a route through farmland that’s traditionally plowed using oxen. Then go up Profiti Ilias, the island’s highest peak, to admire the stunning view.

Profitis Ilias Hermitage (top of Profiti Ilias Mountain)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Hike or mountain bike up to the very top and not only will you be rewarded with stunning views, but an ancient hermitage as well. It played a vital role in Patmos’ religious history and the hermitage was completely renovated in 1764 by another monk, Neofyto Simiako. Admire the architecture and get a glimpse of religious life at the time.

Simandiri Mansion (Hora Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

You’ll be astounded by this beautiful mansion which was built in 1625 by craftsmen from Asia Minor and is now a museum. Admire Patmos’ traditional architecture with vaulted ceilings in an open ground floor swept by stunning arches. Then tour the rooms and you’ll find antique furniture and silverware from 17thC Russia, valuable artwork, a 1913 crib and icons from the 15thC up to the 17thC.

The Lake & Wetlands of Petra
Dodecanese / Patmos

Nature enthusiasts will be intrigued by the stunning wetlands and unique ecosystem around Grikos and Petra. The lake and wetlands are a protected site where a vibrant ecosystem of wild ducks, swans and heron seek refuge. Take your time and walk or hike through the region. You’ll not only find a variety of birds, but a number of lizards as well. The area is one of Patmos’ most important natural habitats, and the lake and wetlands are an important stop for migratory birds.

The Monastery of St. John Theologian
Dodecanese / Patmos

Built in 1088 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the monastery boasts castle-like Byzantine architecture, with a turreted outer wall and stunning courtyard. Once inside visit the beautiful Cathedral.

The Monastery of St. John Theologian (Hora Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Although it’s one of Christianity’s most important monasteries, it’s built like a Byzantine castle and exhibits all the features you’d expect to find in a castle dating back to 1088. A stunning courtyard lies within a turreted outer wall that stretches almost to the sky. Admire the enormous main gate equipped to stop invaders by dousing them with scalding oil and water. Visit the Library, Cathedral and Sacristy.

The Patmiada Seminary (Skala Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Founded in 1713 by Makarios Kalogeras, a native of Patmos who had studied at Constantinople’s Seminary, the Patmiada Seminary became a beacon for theologians and scholars in the region. It attracted students from Russia, Asia Minor and Bucharest. Take a tour and you’ll understand the importance of this Seminary.

The Patmiada Seminary (Skala Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Founded in 1713 by Makarios Kalogeras, a native of Patmos who had studied at Constantinople’s Seminary, the Patmiada Seminary became a beacon for theologians and scholars in the region.

The Rare Arbutus Forest
Dodecanese / Patmos

If you’re eager to wander through one of only three surviving Arbutus forests in Greece, you must hike your way to Koumaro Forest. It’s located near the stunning Lambi beach, so hike through nature’s masterpiece then take a dip in waters where the seabed looks like a treasure chest studded with gems.

The Ravine of Prasovouno
Dodecanese / Patmos

Patmos revolutionized ecotourism by establishing the Paths of Culture, which essentially revived a network of ancient footpaths that guide hikers and walkers around the island’s many cultural and natural sites. If you’re an experienced hiker, follow the route from Skala to Prasovouno to explore a challenging but pristine landscape that leads you through a ravine, stunning cliffs and a lush forest.

Treasury of the Monastery of St John the Theologian
Dodecanese / Patmos

Within this UNESCO World Heritage Site you’ll find a stunning museum featuring artifacts that are truly one-of-a-kind. Admire ancient icons, religious vessels and relics. Its unique treasures include the 11thC mosaic icon of St. Nicholas, the actual Chryssobull issued to Ossios Christodoulos and the 6thC Purple Codex of the Gospel of Mark with purple parchment, gold and silver text.

Virgin Mary of Grava Chapel (near Kalamoti hill)
Dodecanese / Patmos

This beautiful chapel was built in 1775 and played a key role in hermitages during Patmos’ history. Admire the architecture and artwork inside and then take a walk or hike through the chapel’s stunning natural surroundings. There’s a true sense of peace throughout the chapel as well as its natural landscape.

Windmills of Patmos (Hora Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Admire these stunning 16thC stone windmills that have been completely restored to their former glory. Not only is the interior now perfectly redone, but they’re all functional. Take a tour of these windmills and learn about how they played a pivotal role in Patmos’ local economy. Also ask about the restoration process and how it was entirely unique because of the windmills’ particularities.

Cave of the Apocalypse (between Hora and Skala Towns)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Thousands of visitors visit this cave because of its religious significance, but it’s also a good example of the island’s archaeological past. Dating back to 95 AD, this stunning cave offers history buffs insight into one of the most important religious moments in history and the actual conditions that surrounded the creation of the Book of Revelation.

Kallikatsou Boulder – Petra tis Kallikatsou (Petra region)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Dating back to 1100 BC, it’s riddled with natural and manmade caves, and served as a temple for Aphrodite and then was taken over by monks who lived in tiny caves. Many stone steps carved by monks are still visible, as well as natural reservoirs that collected rainwater and manmade niches for candles and other religious and votive offerings. Look for submerged ruins of a church nearby.

Kastelli Archaeological Site (Skala Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

The remains the ancient city of Kastelli date back to the 3rdC BC, and you’ll be able to explore the Hellenistic wall made of volcanic trachyte rock which features a series of towers, extensive Roman fortifications, and evidence of the local Temple of Apollo. Don’t forget to take in the view – it’s definitely worth the hike up. This site is one of the most significant in Patmos.

Nikolaidi Mansion (Hora Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Built in the 1700s, this mansion is a perfect way to learn more about Patmos’ traditional architecture. Tour the exhibits which also display stunning artifacts that date back to Prehistoric times, through Antiquity and the Hellenistic era. As Patmos does not have an archaeological museum, the Nikolaidi Mansion is an ideal way to learn more about Patmos’ archaeological past.

The Monastery of St. John Theologian (Hora Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Although it’s one of Christianity’s most important monasteries, it’s built like a Byzantine castle and exhibits all the features you’d expect to find in a castle dating back to 1088. A stunning courtyard lies within a turreted outer wall that stretches almost to the sky. Admire the enormous main gate equipped to stop invaders by dousing them with scalding oil and water. Visit the Library, Cathedral and Sacristy.

Cave of the Apocalypse (between Hora and Skala Towns)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Thousands of visitors visit this cave because of its religious significance, but it’s also a good example of the island’s archaeological past. Dating back to 95 AD, this stunning cave offers history buffs insight into one of the most important religious moments in history and the actual conditions that surrounded the creation of the Book of Revelation.

Kallikatsou Boulder – Petra tis Kallikatsou (Petra region)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Dating back to 1100 BC, it’s riddled with natural and manmade caves, and served as a temple for Aphrodite and then was taken over by monks who lived in tiny caves. Many stone steps carved by monks are still visible, as well as natural reservoirs that collected rainwater and manmade niches for candles and other religious and votive offerings. Look for submerged ruins of a church nearby.

Baptistry (Votris-Lithou Volis area in Skala Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Admire the ancient baptismal font that St. John used to christen the first Patmians. There’s a legend connected to it about a spiritual duel between St. John and a local over the power of each man. Locals watched the duel around the baptismal font and celebrated when St. John won. This is an outdoor font, made with ancient boulders. Its simplicity is inspiring.

Cave of the Apocalypse (Skala-Hora region)
Dodecanese / Patmos

The cave’s significance in history dates back to 95 AD, when St. John the Theologian fled persecution and sought sanctuary in Patmos. Within this cave St. John received the Book of Revelation and predicted the signs leading to the Apocalypse.

Festival of Religious Music (near the Cave of the Apocalypse)
Dodecanese / Patmos

This world-class and world-famous festival features the best religious choirs and orchestras from Greece and around the world. It takes place from the end of August to the beginning of September every year, and you’ll enjoy different religious traditions. There are a number of events and visitors from all over the world go to Patmos for this unique festival.

Orthodox Culture and Information Center (Skala Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

If you’re a history buff or want to find out more about Patmos’ religious culture, then this Center is a wonderful interactive way of learning more about all aspects of Patmos’ Christian heritage. All exhibitions are explained in four languages, and the staff is eager to give you any extra tips or to help you plan your tour of Patmos’ churches and monasteries.

Profitis Ilias Hermitage (top of Profiti Ilias Mountain)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Hike or mountain bike up to the very top and not only will you be rewarded with stunning views, but an ancient hermitage as well. It played a vital role in Patmos’ religious history and the hermitage was completely renovated in 1764 by another monk, Neofyto Simiako. Admire the architecture and get a glimpse of religious life at the time.

The Monastery of St. John Theologian
Dodecanese / Patmos

Built in 1088 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the monastery boasts castle-like Byzantine architecture, with a turreted outer wall and stunning courtyard. Once inside visit the beautiful Cathedral.

The Patmiada Seminary (Skala Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Founded in 1713 by Makarios Kalogeras, a native of Patmos who had studied at Constantinople’s Seminary, the Patmiada Seminary became a beacon for theologians and scholars in the region.

Virgin Mary of Grava Chapel (near Kalamoti hill)
Dodecanese / Patmos

This beautiful chapel was built in 1775 and played a key role in hermitages during Patmos’ history. Admire the architecture and artwork inside and then take a walk or hike through the chapel’s stunning natural surroundings. There’s a true sense of peace throughout the chapel as well as its natural landscape.

Kallikatsou Boulder – Petra tis Kallikatsou (Petra region)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Dating back to 1100 BC, it’s riddled with natural and manmade caves, and served as a temple for Aphrodite and then was taken over by monks who lived in tiny caves. Many stone steps carved by monks are still visible, as well as natural reservoirs that collected rainwater and manmade niches for candles and other religious and votive offerings. Look for submerged ruins of a church nearby.

Nikolaidi Mansion (Hora Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Built in the 1700s, this mansion is a perfect way to learn more about Patmos’ traditional architecture. Tour the exhibits which also display stunning artifacts that date back to Prehistoric times, through Antiquity and the Hellenistic era. As Patmos does not have an archaeological museum, the Nikolaidi Mansion is an ideal way to learn more about Patmos’ archaeological past.

Simandiri Mansion (Hora Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

You’ll be astounded by this beautiful mansion which was built in 1625 by craftsmen from Asia Minor and is now a museum. Admire Patmos’ traditional architecture with vaulted ceilings in an open ground floor swept by stunning arches. Then tour the rooms and you’ll find antique furniture and silverware from 17thC Russia, valuable artwork, a 1913 crib and icons from the 15thC up to the 17thC.

The Patmiada Seminary (Skala Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Founded in 1713 by Makarios Kalogeras, a native of Patmos who had studied at Constantinople’s Seminary, the Patmiada Seminary became a beacon for theologians and scholars in the region. It attracted students from Russia, Asia Minor and Bucharest. Take a tour and you’ll understand the importance of this Seminary.

Windmills of Patmos (Hora Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Admire these stunning 16thC stone windmills that have been completely restored to their former glory. Not only is the interior now perfectly redone, but they’re all functional. Take a tour of these windmills and learn about how they played a pivotal role in Patmos’ local economy. Also ask about the restoration process and how it was entirely unique because of the windmills’ particularities.

Nikolaidi Mansion (Hora Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Built in the 1700s, this mansion is a perfect way to learn more about Patmos’ traditional architecture. Tour the exhibits which also display stunning artifacts that date back to Prehistoric times, through Antiquity and the Hellenistic era. As Patmos does not have an archaeological museum, the Nikolaidi Mansion is an ideal way to learn more about Patmos’ archaeological past.

Orthodox Culture and Information Center (Skala Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

If you’re a history buff or want to find out more about Patmos’ religious culture, then this Center is a wonderful interactive way of learning more about all aspects of Patmos’ Christian heritage. All exhibitions are explained in four languages, and the staff is eager to give you any extra tips or to help you plan your tour of Patmos’ churches and monasteries.

Simandiri Mansion (Hora Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

You’ll be astounded by this beautiful mansion which was built in 1625 by craftsmen from Asia Minor and is now a museum. Admire Patmos’ traditional architecture with vaulted ceilings in an open ground floor swept by stunning arches. Then tour the rooms and you’ll find antique furniture and silverware from 17thC Russia, valuable artwork, a 1913 crib and icons from the 15thC up to the 17thC.

Treasury of the Monastery of St John the Theologian
Dodecanese / Patmos

Within this UNESCO World Heritage Site you’ll find a stunning museum featuring artifacts that are truly one-of-a-kind. Admire ancient icons, religious vessels and relics. Its unique treasures include the 11thC mosaic icon of St. Nicholas, the actual Chryssobull issued to Ossios Christodoulos and the 6thC Purple Codex of the Gospel of Mark with purple parchment, gold and silver text.

Lush Forests near the Cave of the Apocalypse
Dodecanese / Patmos

Hike your way through the lush pine and cypress forests around the Cave of the Apocalypse. It will be a wonderful way of getting a taste of Patmos’ serenity through nature. Don’t forget to explore the nearby Cave for a glimpse of Patmos’ religious history.

Patmos’ Islets
Dodecanese / Patmos

Arki Islets are a network of tiny islands that not only boast pristine exotic beaches but also a vital ecosystem. They’re only accessible by boat – which you can find around Patmos’ main harbor – and trekking is the only way of touring these vital islets. Take your camera with you and admire all the wild birds, lizards and flora that create a unique ecosystem and the pristine habitat that offers them shelter. Birdwatchers will enjoy observing hundreds of birds that huddle in craggy rocks and along cliffs. Don’t miss out on the island’s environmental research center on Arki Islet. Then hike along the coast to find secret coves perfect for swimming.

Patmos’ stunning mountains
Dodecanese / Patmos

Patmos boasts three mountains that offer nature lovers and ecosports enthusiasts a wonderful way of exploring the island’s natural beauty. Tour Patmos’ three mountains, without any routes to guide you, and you’ll feel like you’re on a true adventure. Genoupas Mountain and Hondro Vouno Mountain offer a number of lush landscapes for nature lovers, including small forests, herbal underbrush and a route through farmland that’s traditionally plowed using oxen. Then go up Profiti Ilias, the island’s highest peak, to admire the stunning view.

The Lake & Wetlands of Petra
Dodecanese / Patmos

Nature enthusiasts will be intrigued by the stunning wetlands and unique ecosystem around Grikos and Petra. The lake and wetlands are a protected site where a vibrant ecosystem of wild ducks, swans and heron seek refuge. Take your time and walk or hike through the region. You’ll not only find a variety of birds, but a number of lizards as well. The area is one of Patmos’ most important natural habitats, and the lake and wetlands are an important stop for migratory birds.

The Rare Arbutus Forest
Dodecanese / Patmos

If you’re eager to wander through one of only three surviving Arbutus forests in Greece, you must hike your way to Koumaro Forest. It’s located near the stunning Lambi beach, so hike through nature’s masterpiece then take a dip in waters where the seabed looks like a treasure chest studded with gems.

The Ravine of Prasovouno
Dodecanese / Patmos

Patmos revolutionized ecotourism by establishing the Paths of Culture, which essentially revived a network of ancient footpaths that guide hikers and walkers around the island’s many cultural and natural sites. If you’re an experienced hiker, follow the route from Skala to Prasovouno to explore a challenging but pristine landscape that leads you through a ravine, stunning cliffs and a lush forest.

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Cave of the Apocalypse (between Hora and Skala Towns)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Thousands of visitors visit this cave because of its religious significance, but it’s also a good example of the island’s archaeological past. Dating back to 95 AD, this stunning cave offers history buffs insight into one of the most important religious moments in history and the actual conditions that surrounded the creation of the Book of Revelation.

Cave of the Apocalypse (Skala-Hora region)
Dodecanese / Patmos

The cave’s significance in history dates back to 95 AD, when St. John the Theologian fled persecution and sought sanctuary in Patmos. Within this cave St. John received the Book of Revelation and predicted the signs leading to the Apocalypse.

Festival of Religious Music (near the Cave of the Apocalypse)
Dodecanese / Patmos

This world-class and world-famous festival features the best religious choirs and orchestras from Greece and around the world. It takes place from the end of August to the beginning of September every year, and you’ll enjoy different religious traditions. There are a number of events and visitors from all over the world go to Patmos for this unique festival.

Kallikatsou Boulder – Petra tis Kallikatsou (Petra region)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Dating back to 1100 BC, it’s riddled with natural and manmade caves, and served as a temple for Aphrodite and then was taken over by monks who lived in tiny caves. Many stone steps carved by monks are still visible, as well as natural reservoirs that collected rainwater and manmade niches for candles and other religious and votive offerings. Look for submerged ruins of a church nearby.

Kallikatsou Boulder – Petra tis Kallikatsou (Petra region)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Dating back to 1100 BC, it’s riddled with natural and manmade caves, and served as a temple for Aphrodite and then was taken over by monks who lived in tiny caves. Many stone steps carved by monks are still visible, as well as natural reservoirs that collected rainwater and manmade niches for candles and other religious and votive offerings. Look for submerged ruins of a church nearby.

Kastelli Archaeological Site (Skala Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

The remains the ancient city of Kastelli date back to the 3rdC BC, and you’ll be able to explore the Hellenistic wall made of volcanic trachyte rock which features a series of towers, extensive Roman fortifications, and evidence of the local Temple of Apollo. Don’t forget to take in the view – it’s definitely worth the hike up. This site is one of the most significant in Patmos.

Profitis Ilias Hermitage (top of Profiti Ilias Mountain)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Hike or mountain bike up to the very top and not only will you be rewarded with stunning views, but an ancient hermitage as well. It played a vital role in Patmos’ religious history and the hermitage was completely renovated in 1764 by another monk, Neofyto Simiako. Admire the architecture and get a glimpse of religious life at the time.

Simandiri Mansion (Hora Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

You’ll be astounded by this beautiful mansion which was built in 1625 by craftsmen from Asia Minor and is now a museum. Admire Patmos’ traditional architecture with vaulted ceilings in an open ground floor swept by stunning arches. Then tour the rooms and you’ll find antique furniture and silverware from 17thC Russia, valuable artwork, a 1913 crib and icons from the 15thC up to the 17thC.

The Monastery of St. John Theologian (Hora Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Although it’s one of Christianity’s most important monasteries, it’s built like a Byzantine castle and exhibits all the features you’d expect to find in a castle dating back to 1088. A stunning courtyard lies within a turreted outer wall that stretches almost to the sky. Admire the enormous main gate equipped to stop invaders by dousing them with scalding oil and water. Visit the Library, Cathedral and Sacristy.

The Rare Arbutus Forest
Dodecanese / Patmos

If you’re eager to wander through one of only three surviving Arbutus forests in Greece, you must hike your way to Koumaro Forest. It’s located near the stunning Lambi beach, so hike through nature’s masterpiece then take a dip in waters where the seabed looks like a treasure chest studded with gems.

Treasury of the Monastery of St John the Theologian
Dodecanese / Patmos

Within this UNESCO World Heritage Site you’ll find a stunning museum featuring artifacts that are truly one-of-a-kind. Admire ancient icons, religious vessels and relics. Its unique treasures include the 11thC mosaic icon of St. Nicholas, the actual Chryssobull issued to Ossios Christodoulos and the 6thC Purple Codex of the Gospel of Mark with purple parchment, gold and silver text.

Patmos’ Islets
Dodecanese / Patmos

Arki Islets are a network of tiny islands that not only boast pristine exotic beaches but also a vital ecosystem. They’re only accessible by boat – which you can find around Patmos’ main harbor – and trekking is the only way of touring these vital islets. Take your camera with you and admire all the wild birds, lizards and flora that create a unique ecosystem and the pristine habitat that offers them shelter. Birdwatchers will enjoy observing hundreds of birds that huddle in craggy rocks and along cliffs. Don’t miss out on the island’s environmental research center on Arki Islet. Then hike along the coast to find secret coves perfect for swimming.

The Lake & Wetlands of Petra
Dodecanese / Patmos

Nature enthusiasts will be intrigued by the stunning wetlands and unique ecosystem around Grikos and Petra. The lake and wetlands are a protected site where a vibrant ecosystem of wild ducks, swans and heron seek refuge. Take your time and walk or hike through the region. You’ll not only find a variety of birds, but a number of lizards as well. The area is one of Patmos’ most important natural habitats, and the lake and wetlands are an important stop for migratory birds.

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