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Sightseeing in Patmos - what to see. Complete travel guide

This is a small and cozy island, where tourists will always find calm and harmony. As a rule, tourists just pass this place through because numerous exciting tours are conducted in Patmos.

The most popular beach of Patmos is Grigos. The sea in this area is always calm, so the conditions are ideal for scuba diving. Other two popular beaches, Kambos and Diakofti, are located nearby. Their length is slightly smaller comparing to the first one, but because of this fact they do not stop being comfortable and attractive.
On Patmos you will find numerous old buildings. St. John the Evangelist Monastery was built in 1088; nowadays the walls of the monastery keep the exhibition of a small museum. Here visitors can see ancient manuscripts and a collection of jewelry. The shrine is kept by 40 monks, which will happily tell the story of the monastery to their guests and will show all interesting rooms and cells. Near the monastery is located the cave named after John the Evangelist. According to a legend, in this cave the Apostle received the "Revelation". A church was built in this cave. The church is considered sacred and is included in the list of the world’s unique religious monuments. The monastic library, which exhibits over three thousand books, in another place worth visiting. One-third of all the books are manuscripts, many of which exist in a single copy only. The terrace of the library features a great view of the island and the coast.
Besides interesting sights Patmos is famous for its magnificent nature. Spacious beaches are followed by rocky cliffs and groves; here you can always enjoy the silence, which is violated only by birds singing. Near the beaches you can find small restaurants and retail shops – there are no large markets and shopping centers here. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
An amazing cultural institution is an ethnographic museum called the "House of Simandiris". This private museum is located in the capital of the island, the city of Chora. It has been managed by the Simandiris family for several years. The museum is housed in a very beautiful ancient building where it was possible to preserve the old decoration as much as possible. Among its exhibits are unique ones, whose age is more than 500 years. Visitors to the museum can admire old furniture collections; see unique icons of the 14th-15th centuries, beautiful old utensils and silverware, as well as unique works of art by local masters. The very mansion where the museum is housed was built in 1625 and is of great architectural value.
Walks on Kasteli Hill located in the immediate vicinity of Chora are very popular among fans of historical sites. This hill is the location of important archaeological zones. Here researchers discovered the ruins of an ancient acropolis and many other unique ancient artifacts. Some of them date back to the Bronze Age, many artifacts discovered here are currently stored in the Archaeological Museum. The top of the hill is interesting not only for its historic sights - it offers a chic panoramic view of the island.
Get a lot of impressions from a tour of the miniature town of Grikos, which has managed to preserve its national charm after hundreds of years. Now, this city is considered one of the most prestigious and developed resorts on the island. It attracts travelers with its wonderful beaches, restaurants and numerous entertainment venues. All it takes is walking a bit away from the resort's lively coastal zone, and suddenly you find yourself in quiet residential streets, which have not been changed for hundreds of years. Every building here is a unique architectural monument.
Patmos Island, Greece Guests of the island should definitely make a trip to the nearby island of Lipsi. It is also famous for its wonderful beaches, as well as several unique ancient churches. The oldest one is the Church of Panagia Harou founded in the 7th century. Today the walls of this church keep an ancient miracle icon of the Virgin and Christ.

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Survived castles around Patmos
♥   Castle 'Monastery of Saint John the Theologian' Patmos, 2.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Leros Castle' Leros, 35.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kalymnos Castle' Kalymnos, 56.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Anthimachia Castle' Kos, 78 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nerantzia Castle' Kos, 81.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Greece: things to see

Peloponnese Peninsula is an important tourist object of Greece. There are many legends connected with the peninsula. Most of them are about the ancient city of Corinth and its grandiose temples and acropolis. The temples of Athena and Apollo have survived in best condition. Both the temples were constructed in the 6th century BC. Macedonia is another popular tourist destination. This part of Greece is not only rich in historic landmarks, but is also very beautiful. Spectacular waterfalls, ruins of ancient settlements, odea and oases – you will see all these and even more in Macedonia. Crete Island is simply adored by travellers as this is a wonderful place with rich history. The most famous sights of the island include Minotaur Labyrinth, Minos Palace and around a hundred of other ancient monuments that tell more about Greek gods and heroes. Every city and region in Greece can strike visitors with their rich heritage and share many interesting stories about past centuries. … Open
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