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The Jerusalem of the Aegean

Inspirational Sceneries and Unrevealed Beauties under the Glooming Lights of the Apocalypse
It is said that a place dominated from monasteries is a place of exceptional natural beauty. So is Patmos. The mysterious island of the Apocalypse is waiting to reveal her true beauty to you embellished with exceptional charming bays, dreamlike seashores and breathtaking landscapes. The charming capital of the island is one of the most beautiful villages of the Aegean. Whitewashed houses and well preserved mansions, cobblestone alleys and beautiful squares are crowned from the greyish walls of the fortified monastery, as the colours alter from the dazzling light of the sun of the Aegean and as though a formidable energy runs through the alleys of Patmos. Old doors and blooming gardens in every corner of the island hide a real surprize of unparalleled beauty.  The natural beauty sceneries of Patmos alternate with small valleys and impressive cliffs rising like castles among the slopes of the hills in an effort to surpass the unique beauty of the fortified monastery by creating an amazing constant with the whitewashed colours of the Aegean architecture. In the absolute silence of the sacred places of the island of the Apocalypse, pilgrims come to meditate in order to find the answers in their souls. The soul of Patmos has a distinctive allure and a tempting charisma of tranquility to magnetize you with its unrevealed beauties. Are you ready to get inspired from the glooming lights of the Apocalypse?

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Best of Patmos

The Capital of Patmos

The Town of Hora is the capital of Patmos located on the south side of the island. Characterized as one of the most beautiful villages in the Aegean, the lovely settlement has managed to maintain its authentic and traditional character. Whitewashed houses and well preserved mansions, cobblestone alleys and beautiful squares are crowned from the greyish walls of the fortified monastery, as the colours alter from the dazzling light of the sun of the Aegean. Old doors and blooming gardens in every corner of the island hide a real surprize of unparalleled beauty.  Worth visiting sights include the cave of the Apocalypse and the monastery of Saint John the Theologian.

The Acropolis of Kastelli 

The Acropolis of Kastelli is the ancient acropolis of Patmos located on the hill of Kastelli close to the village of Skala. It is a natural fortified hill that hosts traces of fortifications of walls and towers from the end of the classical period. Parts of walls with good masonry and rectangular towers still survive on the site. Archaeological findings are displayed in the Mansion of Nikolaidis in Hora.

The Beach of Psili Ammos

The Beach of Psili Ammos is one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. It is a golden sandy beach of wild beauty with azure waters located on the south side of the island. It is one of the finest beaches of the island ideal for naturists. The beach is accessible either by a thirty minutes walk from Diakoftis or by boat.

The Cave and the Monastery of the Apocalypse

The Cave and the Monastery of the Apocalypse is an extraordinary example of a traditional pilgrimage centre with outstanding architectural interest located between the villages of Hora and Skala. The sacred cave is made from rare volcanic rock formations while it is surrounded from the monastic blocks of the Monastery of the Apocalypse. According to Christianity, Saint John was exiled in Patmos in 95 AD where wrote the Apocalypse, the last book of the New Testament.

The Monastery of Saint John the Theologian

The Monastery of Saint John the Theologian is one of the most important monasteries of Greece located between the villages of Hora and Skala. The monastery boasts an outstanding architecture that has defined its positions as a unique place of worship with constant monastic life exceeding 900 years. The monastery was founded from Hosios Christodoulos Latrinos in 1088. The main entrance of the monastery consists from two towers surrounded from high protective walls, home to one of the most significant monastic libraries in the world.

The Patmian School

The Patmian School is one of the most important ecclesiastical schools of the country. It was established from Makarios Kalogeras as an endeavour to create a “school for the entire nation of the island” in 1713. At the end of the 18th century, the Patmian School became one of the most significant schools of the country and received many donations and awarded scholarships for the students. Nowadays, new buildings have been created and the school operates as an ecclesiastical school.

Archaeological Sites

The Acropolis of Kastelli is the ancient acropolis of Patmos located on the hill of Kastelli close to the village of Skala. It is a natural fortified hill that hosts traces of fortifications of walls and towers from the end of the classical period. Parts of walls with good masonry and rectangular towers still survive on the site. Archaeological findings are displayed in the Mansion of Nikolaidis in Hora.

The Rock of Kallikatsou is an important archaeological site located in the Gulf of Petra. A series of archaeological findings of superficial pottery and stone tools testify that the rock served as an outdoor temple. The carvings on the rocky along with small artificial cave still survive on the site.

Churches and Monasteries

The Cave and the Monastery of the Apocalypse is an extraordinary example of a traditional pilgrimage centre with outstanding architectural interest located between the villages of Hora and Skala. The sacred cave is made from rare volcanic rock formations while it is surrounded from the monastic blocks of the Monastery of the Apocalypse. According to Christianity, Saint John was exiled in Patmos in 95 AD where wrote the Apocalypse, the last book of the New Testament.

The Kathismata (Hermitages) are scattered all around the island. Kathismata are cells or small chapels that were built inside caves by monks. The oldest kathisma is located on the rock of Kallikatsou in the bay of Petra. Others can be found around the Gardens of Hosios Christodoulos, the area of Prophet Elias and the islet of Hiliomodi. If you want to visit a kathisma, you have to contact the secretariat of the Holy Monastery.

The Monastery of Saint John the Theologian is one of the most important monasteries of Greece located between the villages of Hora and Skala. The monastery boasts an outstanding architecture that has defined its positions as a unique place of worship with constant monastic life exceeding 900 years. The monastery was founded from Hosios Christodoulos Latrinos in 1088. The main entrance of the monastery consists from two towers surrounded from high protective walls, home to one of the most significant monastic libraries in the world.

The Monastery of Evangelismos (Annunciation) is located on the southwest side of Hora. It was founded from a hieromonk of the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian namely Nikiforos Kretas in 1613. The convent is built on the side of a deep ravine facing the Ikarian Sea. The convent consists from the church of Evangelistria, the chapel of Agios Loukas and the chapel of Agios Antonios.

The Monastery of Zoodohos Pigi (Life Giving Source) located on the southwestern side of Hora. It was founded from a hieromonk of the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian namely Parthenios Pagkostas in 1607. Today, the nuns of the convent occupy themselves with the art of embroideries and needlework as well as in philanthropic activities. On the Friday after Easter, a notable ritual takes place in the convent.

Museums and Monuments

The Ecclesiastical Museum of Patmos is considered to be one of the most important ecclesiastical museums of the country.  The museum exhibits important objects and treasures of the monastery of Saint John the Theologian. The museum is housed within the premises of the monastery.

The Mansion of Nikolaidis is located on the northeast side of Hora. It is a renovated mansion of the 17th century with characteristic architectural elements of the island. The mansion exhibits traditional and folklore objects from the island including utensils, traditional costumes and household items.

The Folklore Museum of Patmos is located at the district of Neohorio in Hora. The museum is housed within the distinctive neoclassical mansion of the family Simandiri. Craftsmen from Smyrna built the mansion in 1625. The museum exhibits a rich collection of artefacts including wooden furniture, old photographs and family heirlooms.

The Patmian School is one of the most important ecclesiastical schools of the country. It was established from Makarios Kalogeras as an endeavour to create a “school for the entire nation of the island” in 1713. At the end of the 18th century, the Patmian School became one of the most significant schools of the country and received many donations and awarded scholarships for the students. Nowadays, new buildings have been created and the school operates as an ecclesiastical school.

Promenades & Villages

Grikos is a seaside village located on the southeast side of the island. Blessed from verdant vegetation, the lovely settlement has a tranquil atmosphere ideal for those looking for relaxation. The most important sights of Grikos include the Rock of Kallikatsou. It is worth ascending to the church of Agios Ioannis Theologos in order to admire the panoramic views to the surrounding areas.

Hora is the capital of Patmos located on the south side of the island. Characterized as one of the most beautiful villages in the Aegean, the lovely settlement has managed to maintain its authentic and traditional character. Whitewashed houses and well preserved mansions, cobblestone alleys and beautiful squares are crowned from the greyish walls of the fortified monastery, as the colours alter from the dazzling light of the sun of the Aegean. Old doors and blooming gardens in every corner of the island hide a real surprize of unparalleled beauty.  Worth visiting sights include the cave of the Apocalypse and the monastery of Saint John the Theologian.

Kambos is a seaside village located north side of the island. It consists from the settlements of Pano Kambos and Kato Kambos. Pano Kambos is the main settlement while Kato Kambos is the seaside settlement. The beautiful village has a verdurous character with whitewashed houses and cobblestone alleys. The most important sights of interest of the area include the beautiful church of the Annunciation and the beautiful beach of Kambos. Kambos is ideal for those looking for relaxation and tranquillity.

Skala is the harbour of Patmos located on the central part of the island. The charming settlement is built around the natural port. It is the commercial and trade centre of the island. Some of the sights of the area include the remnants of the ancient acropolis, the convent of Zoodohos Pigi and the church of Panagia Koumana.

Sunset Spots

Spot: Beach of Lefkes, West Patmos

Spot: Church of Prophet Elias, South Patmos

Spot: Church of Agia Paraskevi of Kavos, Southeast Patmos

Spot: Church of Panagia Geranou, North Patmos

Spot: Monastery of Agios Ioannis the Theologian, South Patmos

Excursions

Boat Trip: The Island of Agathonisi is waiting to be discovered ready to surprize you. Kids playing in the safe waters of the bay of Agios Georgios, locals enjoying ouzo at the seafront taverns and fishermen struggling with their fishing nets are the simple images you will encounter on this island. Agathonisi is a mysterious island extending over a surface of just fourteen square kilometres composing an impostant ecosystem along with the neighboring islands, as it has been declared as a Valuable Shelter of Rare Bird Species from the European Network of Natura 2000. You will be touched from this unspoilt island with its virgin natural beauty of picturesque settlements, sheltered bays and small rocky islets, and the traditional way of island life and the authentic hospitality of the local people.

Boat Trip: The island of Leros is an island embracing tradition with history through the tangle of times, an island of natural beauty with elements of the folklore and the historical influences harmonizing in a mysterious way. Leros is a mountainous island with a hilly morphology and a rugged coastline with low hills. The beautiful diversified landscapes of the island form a series of natural beauty sceneries with verdant valleys and secluded bays surrounded from imposing mountains. An island with a distinct aroma of the Mediterranean, an aura of authenticity and an oasis of tranquillity possess a beautiful serene coastline with natural gulfs and hidden coves. You will be amazed from the unique architecture of Lakki and the colourful mansions of Agia Marina. When you will visit the square of Platanos and the picturesque fishing village of Pandeli you might feel like that time has stopped ticking from its incredible traditional beauty. The view from the imposing castle of Panagia and the six windmills might make you feel that you will never want to leave from Leros. All those places scattered though the island gives you a pleasant sentiment of an island where tradition, beauty and history harmonize in an interesting but strange way. One have to indulge in new pursuits to live and appreciate simple moments in a real treasure of unspoilt nature like Leros.

Boat Trip: The island of Lipsi is a miniature archipelago of deserted islands and rocky reefs. Scattered pieces of land in the Aegean form the utopia of Lipsi. Emitting an atmosphere of tranquillity and calmness, the mysterious island of Lipsi invites you to explore its beautiful sceneries. Lipsi is a well-kept secret, a buried hidden treasure and a hideaway escape in the Aegean waiting for you to discover it. The authentic character of the island is evident from the colours of the traditional houses painted in the shades of white and blue retaining the traditional identity of the Aegean. If you are pursuing in walking in labyrinthine alleys of a tiny settlement and discovering sheltered bays and coves with turquoise waters under the reflections of the glittering rays of the sun, this is the place for you. Whatever Lipsi might lack in size, it replenishes in landscapes and colours; besides they say less is more.  An island embracing the value of tranquillity is ready to give you unforgettable memories, a place where beauty, nature and tradition harmonize in a very special way.

Activities

Driving: The countryside of Patmos is an ideal place for driving explorations. One of the most beautiful routes starts from the village of Grikos and leads to the church of Panagia Geranou. Another interesting route is the one that starts from Hora and leads to the beach of Lambi.

Hiking: Patmos hosts numerous paths ideal for lovers of hiking. (1) One of the most beautiful routes is the route that starts from the area of Diakofti that leads to the beautiful beach of Psili Ammos. (2) Another interesting trail includes the one that starts from the village of Skala and leads to the acropolis of Kastelli. (3) It is also worth following the route that starts from the beach of Agriolivado  that leads to the beach of Kambos. Discover more information from the Official Website of Patmos.

Off Road: Lovers of off road driving can follow the dirt roads leading to the mountains of Patmos in order to explore the mysterious beauties of the island. 1) One of the most beautiful driving routes is the route that starts from the beach of Vagia in the region of Livadi Geranou. (2) Another interesting driving routes includes the one that starts from Hora towards the region of Diakofti. Following the signs towards Kouvari and Agia Paraskevi, the dirt road leads to the highest point of Patmos, namely the chapel of Prophet Elias.

Sailing: Patmos is an ideal destination for sailing enthusiasts. Although the western side of the island is inaccessible owing to the steep slopes, the eastern side has many coves and bays where one will find shelter. The harbour of Skala is an ideal anchorage point, which is protected from the south, southeast and northeast winds. Keep in mind, however, that there are limited spaces in the marina. Other anchorages include the bay of Merikas protected from the southeastern winds. The bay of Agios Nikolaos is considered the best harbour for small boats, as it is protected from southern winds. Grikos is also a good anchorage. Patmos can also serve as a starting point for excursion to the neighbouring islands of Arki and Lipsi.

Beaches

Agriolivado is a sandy and pebbled beach with crystal clear waters and lush vegetation located on the north side of the island. It is a well organized beach with numerous amenities including sunbeds and umbrellas.

Diakofti is a large bay with turquoise waters located on the south side of the island. It is one of the most beautiful beaches of the island ideal for those looking for tranquillity and relaxation.

Didimes, else known as Liginou, are two identical pebbled beaches with crystal clear waters located on the northeast side of the island. The beaches are separated from a rock sculpture and they are ideal for those looking for tranquillity. The surrounding area offers beautiful natural sceneries.

Grikos is a long sandy beach with crystal clear waters and tamarisk trees located on the northeast side of the island. It is a well organized beach with numerous amenities including sunbeds and umbrellas. Grikos is one of the most popular of the island owing to its close proximity to Hora.

Kambos is a long sandy beach with crystal clear waters and tamarisk trees located on the north side of the island. It is a well-organized beach with numerous amenities including sunbeds and umbrellas, taverns and water sport facilities for sailing, paragliding and windsurfing.

Lefkes is a long sandy and pebbled beach with turquoise waters located on the west side of the island. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches of the island ideal for those looking for relaxation and tranquillity.

Livadi Geranou is a sandy beach with turquoise waters located on the northeast side of the island. It is a secluded beach with beautiful natural sceneries and wonderful views of the surrounding area. A fish tavern operates at the beach.

Lampi is a long pebbled beach with crystal clear waters located on the north side of the island. The beach is secluded and ideal for those looking for relaxation. A fish tavern operates at the beach.

Petra, else known as Kallikatsou, is a rocky beach with blue waters located on the south side of the island. It is a well-organized beach with numerous amenities including sunbeds and umbrellas and a canteen.

Psili Ammos is a golden sandy beach of wild beauty with azure waters located on the south side of the island. It is one of the finest beaches of the island ideal for naturists. The beach is accessible either by a thirty minutes walk from Diakofti or by boat.

Vagia is a pebbled beach with turquoise waters located on the north side of the island. It is a secluded beach ideal for those looking tranquillity. The beach is said to have the coldest waters of the island. A canteen operates at the beach.

Coffee Corners, Gastronomic Delights and Cocktails Inspirations

Coffee Corners

Arionas: Coffee and Pastries, Skala

George’s Place: Breakfast and Coffee, Kambos

Houston: Coffee, Skala

Loza: Coffee, Hora

Vagia Cafe: Breakfast and Coffee, Vagia

Gastronomic Delights

Agnandi: Greek Cuisine, Kambos

Agriolivadi Restaurant: Greek Cuisine, Agriolivado

Aloni: Greek Cuisine with Live Music, Hora

Astivi: Mediterranean Cuisine, Hora

Balkoni: Greek Cuisine, Hora

Benetos: Greek Cuisine, Sapsila

Chiliomodi: Ouzo and Meze, Skala

Ktima Petra: Greek Cuisine, Grikos

Lambi: Greek Cuisine, Lambi

Plefsi: Greek Cuisine, Grikos

To Kyma: Seafood, Aspri beach

Tzivaeri: Greek Cuisine, Skala

Tsipouradiko Mas: Ouzo and Meze, Skala

Vagelis Restaurant: Greek Cuisine, Hora

Cocktails Inspirations

Astivi: Cocktails and Drinks, Hora

Kasbah: Cocktails and Drinks, Skala

Moanna: Cocktails and Drinks, Skala

Koukoumavla: Cocktails and Drinks, Skala

Stoa: Cocktails and Drinks, Hora

Thea: Cocktails and Drinks, Skala

Local Products & Specialties

The local products of the island include thyme honey and the local cheese of kalathotos.

The local specialties of the island include pugakia, a traditional sweet made from almonds and walnuts, stuffed goat with liver, onions, mincemeat, cheese and parsley, schinopsomo, a local bread made with herbs, cuttlefish and squid burgers and the local cheese pie.

Events & Festivals

Every summer, the International Film Festival of Patmos takes place in Patmos.

Every June, the Taste and Aegean Tradition Festival takes place in Patmos.

Every 27th of July, the traditional celebration in honour of Agios Panteleimonas takes place on the islet of Hiliomodi.

Every August, the Religious Music Festival takes place in Patmos.

Every September, the Festival of Greek Traditional Dances takes place in Patmos.

Every 24th of September, the traditional celebration in honour of Agia Thekla takes place in the islet of Agia Thekla.

History & Mythology

Mythology

According to mythology, the first name of the island was Litois in honour of the second name of the Goddess Artemis. Legend states that the island sunk into the sea and Artemis along with the help of Apollo managed to convince Zeus to bring the island back to the surface.

History

Archaeological findings show that Patmos has been inhabited from the Carians, the Dorians and the Ionians since the Neolithic times with excavations of various buildings and fortresses indicating the presence of a populated area in the past. During the Peloponnesian War, the Spartans found refugee in Patmos to escape from the Athenians, an era of prosperity for Patmos, which declined when the Romans conquered the island, and was used as a place of exile for convicts. This is how Apostle John came to Patmos, exiled from the Roman Emperor Titus Flavius Domitianus in 95 AC, where he wrote the Book of Revelation and conveyed the inhabitants to Christianity. The island then became a place of pilgrimage and worshipping, close connected to the Apocalypse of Saint John. After the domination of the Roman Empire, Christianity was officially recognized and the Byzantine Empire thrived, when the inhabitants built the Monastery. However, Patmos suffered from Arab pirate invasions from the 6th to the 9th century AC. Then, the island was transformed into a large commercial centre in the end of the 12th century until the Venetians conquered Patmos under the reign of the Duke of Naxos. The Venetians transformed Patmos into a semi autonomous monastic state and gained a great influence and wealth. In 1340, the Knights of Saint John dominated Patmos, until the Ottoman domination. After the end of the Turkish Venetian Wars, the island returned to tranquillity, becoming again an important commercial centre. Afterwards, Patmos was governed from the monks and prospered again, till Francesco Morozini, the leader of the Venetians, conquered and destroyed Patmos in 1659. The inhabitants managed to regain the lost nobility of the island with a high development in commerce and shipping.  The wealth of the island was separated into monastic entities during the 18th century, when the Patmian School was founded near the Cave of the Apocalypse. Patmos was conquered from the Russians, the Italians and the Germans, until it was reunited to Greece in March of 1948.

The Apocalypse

According to Christianity, John the Theologian was exiled to the island of Patmos in 95 AD. It is believed that John wrote the Apocalypse, the last book of the New Testament based on the visions of his while he also preached and baptized the inhabitants at the same time. After this, the island of Patmos and the cave of the Apocalypse became sacred place for pilgrimage. The book of the Apocalypse, the most liturgical book of the New Testament, consists from 22 chapters and it is the sole apocalyptic book that the Church included in the canon of the Holy Bible. As John the Theologian wrote, God gave the apocalypse to him through an angel. The book of the Apocalypse has influenced theology, leaving its mark on the spiritual world of Christianity.

Travel & Transport

By Boat (172 Nautical Miles): Patmos is accessible from the harbour of Piraeus. The journey usually lasts eight hours. The quickest way to get to Patmos is by airplane to the island of Leros. From Leros, you can get the boat and travel to Patmos. The journey lasts one hour. Patmos is also connected with the islands of Kalymnos, Kos, Leipsoi, Symi and Syros. Book your tickets with FerriesinGreece.com !

Mysterious Greece Tips

An Excursion to the Islands of Arki and Lipsi

Arki: Emerald, Sapphire and Turquoise Waters

Dry land, rocky terrain and exceptional beauty. Arki is blessed with the finest of nature! It is a well-kept secret, a buried hidden treasure and a hideaway escape in the Aegean waiting for you to discover it. The pristine sceneries creates a mysterious contrast with the deep blue of the sea shadowed from rich combinations of colours surrounded from low and bushy vegetation. Nature is the absolute master in Arki, as the virgin landscapes overtake the three quarters of the terrain! Whatever Arki might lack in size, it replenishes in landscapes and colours; besides they say less is more. A journey to Arki will remain unforgettable! Are you ready to find a special sense of liberation in the rhythms of nature?

Lipsi: Travelling to Virgin Sceneries and Deserted Beaches of the 1950s

Scattered pieces of land in the Aegean, a miniature archipelago of deserted islands and rocky reefs form the utopia of Lipsi. Emitting an atmosphere of calmness, the mysterious island of Lipsi invites you to explore its beautiful sceneries. The authentic character of the island is evident from the colours of the traditional houses painted in the shades of white and blue retaining the traditional identity of the Aegean. If you are pursuing in walking in labyrinthine alleys of a tiny settlement and discovering sheltered bays and coves with turquoise waters under the reflections of the glittering rays of the sun, this is the place for you. An island embracing the value of tranquility is ready to give you unforgettable memories, a place where beauty, nature and tradition harmonize in a very special way.

Bird Watching at the Lake Of Petra

Discover the lake of Petra! It is a place of natural beauty located in the settlement of Petra. The lake has been declared as a protected area of exceptional natural beauty and it is an important biotope of rare bird species.

Charming Coves and Pristine Seashores: Patmos Beaches

Patmos is an ideal destination for relaxing holidays. Although there are organized beaches on the island, the most beautiful beaches are the ones blessed from virgin landscapes. These include Didimes, Livadi Geranou and Psili Ammos.

Dedicate a Day to the Cave of the Apocalypse and the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian

The Cave and the Monastery of the Apocalypse is one of the most religious sites of the country. It is a must visit! The Cave and the Monastery of the Apocalypse is an extraordinary example of a traditional pilgrimage centre with outstanding architectural interest loca. The sacred cave is made from rare volcanic rock formations while it is surrounded from the monastic blocks of the Monastery of the Apocalypse. According to Christianity, Saint John was exiled in Patmos in 95 AD where wrote the Apocalypse, the last book of the New Testament.

Enjoy a Cocktail at Astivi in Hora

Hiding in the labyrinthine alleys of Hora, Astivi is one of the best places to enjoy your cocktail!

Hiking to Prophet Elias

Start walking from Hora towards Diakofti and turn right after the sign that leads to Kouvari, Agia Paraskevi and Prophet Elias. Then, turn right again to the concrete road! At the church of Prophet Elias, you will have the opportunity to witness the best view of Patmos from the highest point of the island!

It’s Sunset Time

The most beautiful spots to enjoy the sunset of Patmos include the beach of Lefkes and the church of Prophet Elias!

Sailing and Ribing in Patmos

Patmos is an ideal destination for sailing enthusiasts. Although the western side of the island is inaccessible owing to the steep slopes, the eastern side has many coves and bays where one will find shelter. The harbour of Skala is an ideal anchorage point, which is protected from the south, southeast and northeast winds. Keep in mind, however, that there are limited spaces in the marina. Other anchorages include the bay of Merikas protected from the southeastern winds. The bay of Agios Nikolaos is considered the best harbour for small boats, as it is protected from southern winds. Grikos is also a good anchorage. Patmos can also serve as a starting point for excursion to the neighbouring islands of Arki and Lipsi.

Walking in Patmos

Patmos is synonymous with walking. Numerous hiking trails are offered to discover the mysterious beauties of the island!

Wandering around one of the Most Beautiful Villages of the Aegean

Starting from the main station of Skala, take the central path that leads to the old path of Hora – Skala and leads to the monastery of Saint John the Theologian. On the right side, you will see some exemplary samples of traditional architecture including the mansions of Paleologos, Vardikos, Founti and Koutsanelou. One of them, namely the mansion of Nikolaidis, has been converted into the folklore museum of Patmos. The square of Agia Levia is one of the gems of Hora, and the focal point of the settlement ever since 1904. Close to the square, you will find the mansion of Sofoliou and the Virgin Mary of the Cemeteries with the old primary school that houses the cultural center. Continuing from the square of Agia Levia, you can take the road to the left and leads to a part that is away from the center of Hora. Passing through labyrinthine alleys, the promenade will give you the opportunity to admire the urban planning of the old builders. This street leads to the church of Panagia Diasozousa. Starting from the region of Deksameni, follow the route that leads to the Monastery of Zoodohos Pigi. From there, you can either visit the Simandiri Mansion or end you walk at the square of the City Hall.

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Church Prophet Elias: Dimitris Kolokousis by Panoramio

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Liginou Beach: Loredev by Panoramio

Livadi Geranou Beach: Phil83 by Panoramio

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Petra Beach: Roberto De Bernardi by Panoramio

Psili Ammos Beach: Jermolaj by Flickr

Sunset: Fotosense Δ Κ by Panoramio

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View of Skala: Dimitrios Touvras by Panoramio