Whether you’re setting your first honeymoon or just getting away from someone, leave. Now where would you want to go? If you’re looking for a romantic place to visit then Greece can give you shelter. For weeks and even beyond! Patmos Island is one of the iconic members of the Cyclades group. Patmos stands as the ‘Holy Island’ in Greece for attracting thousands of pilgrims yearly. It’s because St. John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelations in the island of Patmos! Aside from the monastery designated to the legend, little chapels are everywhere too. Due to a high demand of tourism in Patmos, the residents decided to develop the island. Of course, without ruining the solemnity of the place. They figured out establishing traditional Patmos hotels, local taverns, jewelry shops, restaurants, and institutions.
Do you want to find out more information about the Patmos Island? We will be giving you the holy places to visit in Patmos for your spiritual excursion. And here they are…
Monastery of St. John
The first holy place you should visit when in Patmos is the Monastery of St. John. You can find the UNESCO Heritage Site of St. John Monastery on top of the hill at Chora. Inside the monastery is a collection of significant frescoes since the 12th century AD. As you approach the chapels, refectory, cisterns, and cells, you would imagine the life of the monks back then. The Monastery of St. John has the manuscripts and relics from the Byzantine era. This makes Patmos the best pilgrim site in the East.
Cave of Apocalypse
If you’re staying at any Patmos hotel, it’s easy to hop on a bus and take a quick road trip to Chora. From the drop off point, you can walk down to the cave. The Cave of Apocalypse is the most sacred site in Patmos. It is where St. John wrote the Book of Revelation with the help of Prohorus, his great friend. The historians and officials marked important spots inside of the cave. While wandering inside, you can notice the spots where St. John rested his head and wrote the Book of Revelation. You’ll learn a lot about the cave and history of why Patmos became one of the religious sites in Greece by just visiting the cave. For there will be a guide to show you around the area- monks.
Chapel of Profitis Ilias
If you’re up for an extra steep of a challenge, climb up to the highest peak of Patmos in Profitis Ilias where you can find a small chapel. Aside from being a quiet place to clear your mind off, it catches the most beautiful sunset in Patmos. The priest of Siri, Neophystos built this wonderful chapel in 1764. Today, it is the favorite spot for sunset watching!
Where to Stay?
No need to search for the ideal place to stay while drooling for your spiritual excursion! The Chris Hotel in Patmos is one of the best hotels in the island. The hotel lies in the heart of Skala village where you can access nearby sights! It offers a relaxing ambiance to its visitors. Looking for a bar nearby for a quick booze? Look no more, wanderer. The Chris Hotel offers food and drinks at their Cafe Bar. It definitely has the best of both worlds for you.
What are you waiting for? The family of Chris Hotel’s can’t wait to see you in Patmos! Better book your flight and lodgings at Chris Hotel to experience the spiritual adventure only in the Jerusalem of Greece, in Patmos.