Top Patmos Attractions
Visit the Monastry of st John The monastery of Agios Ioannis Theologos is the most significant cultural and religious centre on the island which is visible from every part of the island and is perhaps, the first thing one will notice, as it sits high on the hill above Chora. The monastery was established by Agios Christodoulos after the donation of Alexios Komnenos I in 1088.
The Cave of Apocalypse in Patmos, The cave of the Apocalypse was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in the year 2006. It is located halfway between the Port of Patmos in Skala and Patmos Town. The place is also known as the Holy Grotto and is an extraordinary example of a traditional pilgrimage centre of outstanding architectural interest. The cave is 6.60 m long and 5.50 m wide and has been encased within a sanctuary.
The Ecclesiastical Museum of Patmos is located in the premises of the Monastery of Saint John, on top of Chora, the capital of the island. This is a small but interesting museum that houses portable icons from the Byzantine and post Byzantine times, priest vestments, valuable manuscripts, items used in the Holy Mass and others.