The Jewel of the Aegean Sea
The bright Patmos Island with its long lasting history over the centuries can be called a majestic gemstone of the sky in a maritime land.
Patmos Island, gifted by God & nature
Generously gifted by God and by nature, Patmos Island has today a population of 3.000 permanent residents and is 161 nautical miles away from Piraeus Port, while it contains an area of only 34.00 km2 and an area of 63 Km of blue lacy coastlines.
Coloured and bright by the light of the sun and the weight of its bright history, the Byzantine tradition, of the grandeur and of its natural beauty it “travels” eternally into the boundless blue of the Aegean Sea.
The “Jerusalem of the Aegean” as they call it, is indisputably a universal cultural interest. In 1999, the medieval settlement of the Chora in Patmos Island, the Holly Cave of the Apocalypse along with the Monastery of Saint John, were officially included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
In 2009, Forbes’ magazine has named Patmos as Europe’s Most Idyllic Place to live, due to the fact that « Patmos Island has evolved over the centuries but has not lost its air of quiet tranquility, which is one reason why people that know it return again and again. »
We invite you in a journey of colors and sounds, full of romanticism, Greek light and the Aegean etesian winds.
Jerusalem of the Aegean
World Heritage Site
The town of Chorá on the island of Pátmos is one of the few settlements in Greece that have evolved uninterruptedly since the 12th century
Europe’s Most Idyllic Place To Live
It is quiet, traditional and removed but not primitive. Beautiful interior that draws a very sophisticated crowd.
The best in Heritage
Windmills of the Monastery of St John the Theologian Patmos, Greece. EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2012 winner