Thousands of pilgrims travel in Greece to pay their respects to ecclesiastical monuments that give testimony to the rich religious heritage of Greece. Byzantine churches in cities, cathedrals in islands, chapels on the countryside and exquisite monasteries hanging on the air attest the persistence of the Greek faith and tradition. The rich tapestry of the Greek national identity is depicted through the cultural, historical and spiritual heritage of the religious monuments of Greece. Greece is a destination for faithful travellers who want to enjoy the spiritual inspiration! All year round, abundant religious festivals with customs and traditions are hosted in Greece with the greatest of all being the Easter and the Assumption of Virgin Mary. Built on the easternmost peninsula of Halkidiki, Mount Athos is the autonomous monastic state of the Holy Mountain and one of the most important religious monuments in Europe while the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian dominates the island of the Apocalypse, Patmos, where Saint John is believed to have written the Book of Revelation. In Trikala, the massive rocky monasteries of Meteora command the landscape with their rich spiritual glory. Other outstanding ecclesiastical monuments with rich heritage include the Church of Panagia Megalohari in Tinos Island, the church of Panagia Ekatodapyliani in Paros Island, the Monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis on Symi Island, the New Monastery on Chios Island and the Monastery Panagia Hozoviotissa on Amorgos Island.