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Patmos - Cave of the Apocalypse Cave of the Apocalypse
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Patmos - Monastery of Saint John the Theologian Monastery of Saint John the Theologian
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Patmos - Chora of Patmos Chora of Patmos
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Patmos - Skala of Patmos Skala of Patmos
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Patmos - Beaches of Patmos Beaches of Patmos
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Patmos - Easter in Patmos Easter in Patmos
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Patmos - Festival of Sacred Music Festival of Sacred Music
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Population: 3.047
Description: Patmos is the island that is connected to the consciences of all Christians in the world to Revelation, the last book of the New Testament. Inhabited since prehistoric times and in ancient times appears in a reference by Thucydides and Strabo as "Patnos". The island was minor until Roman times, where was the place of exile for political prisoners and the early Christian years. It was here where the exiled disciple of Jesus, John wrote the Gospel and the Revelation, the landmark book of Christianity. In the years that followed Patmos attacked by pirates and seemed a desert place. With the fall of Constantinople, many refugees fled here from the city and then refugees from Crete, who contributed significantly to the economic development of the island and until the 17th century Patmos has become an important commercial and shipping center. After the repeated conquests of Russians, Ottomans and Italians, Patmos was united with Greece later in 1947, along with the rest of the Dodecanese. It is also worth mentioning that Patmos was the birthplace of one of the founders of the Filiki Eteria (Society of Friends), Emmanuel Xanthos. Apart from the sanctity of the island, an incentive to visit the island are the beaches, fringed by the wild beauty of the island and the white villages, which have been left untouched by tourism development in recent years. Access can only be done by boat from the port of Piraeus and the surrounding islands.

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