Patmos, Greece

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#1
Sebring, Florida
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We're taking a Med cruise on Royal Princess in november and one of the ports is Tapmos,
Greece. Does anyone know anything about this place? We've been to a lot of places in Greece, but never heard of this place. Help!!!!!
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Joined Apr 2009
Originally posted by howard6933
We're taking a Med cruise on Royal Princess in november and one of the ports is Tapmos,
Greece. Does anyone know anything about this place? We've been to a lot of places in Greece, but never heard of this place. Help!!!!!

Patmos is a very quiet island with many nice beaches and the top attraction is the "Monastery of Apocalypse" (or "Monastery of St. John") where St. John write the "Apocalypse": http://www.angelfire.com/art2/greeki...nst/index.html

you can go there with a taxi (taxi station is at port and cost 15-20 euros both ways)...
#4
Columbus, Ohio
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Joined Mar 2006
Originally posted by Fafos
Patmos is a very quiet island with many nice beaches and the top attraction is the "Monastery of Apocalypse" (or "Monastery of St. John") where St. John write the "Apocalypse": http://www.angelfire.com/art2/greeki...nst/index.html
Here are a few visual samples from Patmos in the Greek Isles. Its history is very unique and meaningful. You go in the cave where St. John the Evangelist received his message from God. This site is considered to be a Holy Place because of how it caused St. John the Evangelist to write the Book of Revelation (Apocalypse). We visited this Holy Cave where John received the Revelation. It is now a destination for pilgrims. Another very significant religious site is the Holy Monastery of St. John on one of the highest points of the island. This monastery, towering above the main village of Chora, can be seen from almost every corner on the island. It is a fairly small island of thirteen square miles with only 3000 residents. Both the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse are Unesco World Heritage sites.

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio



Overlooking the harbor in Patmos with a large ship there, the surrounding hills, etc.:




In a small village, a colorful group of flowers at a doorway:




Inside the church part of the Holy Monastery of St. John in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. It is part of a complex with a nice museum and art collection:




Above where you enter to see the famed cave of St. John, this art piece summarizes this history:




A longer shot from a higher location of the harbor in Patmos:

#5
Phoenix, Arizona
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Joined Apr 2006
Nice pics!!

Since the island (and population) is small are cabs easy to find to get to, and more importantly back, from the beaches? While on Mykanos last summer we found cabs few-and-far between!!
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Columbus, Ohio
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Originally posted by BigGuy25
Nice pics!! Since the island (and population) is small are cabs easy to find to get to, and more importantly back, from the beaches? While on Mykanos last summer we found cabs few-and-far between!!
THANKS for the kind comments on the pictures by my "neighbor" from northern Ohio! We did a ship tour and it worked out well for that morning. Therefore, I wasn't paying much attention to the availability of cabs. You might consider that between the cost of the cabs up and then back, plus admissions, etc., that the ship tour might be a little more in cost, but it could save lots of worries and hassles. The monastery and cave are up on a hill that would be a serious challenge for walking. Possible, but a long walk, especially on a hot day. Enjoy! Terry in Ohio


On Patmos, here are more from inside the church with its ceiling and around the Holy Monastery of St. John. You will see some ceiling highlights, its courtyards, bells, art treasures, etc.:




Getting ready to enter the church at the monastery:















A sampling of the florial beauty on Patmos:

#7
los angeles
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Joined Mar 2009
Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures now we have an idea of what to see when we get there.
Cheers
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Columbus, Ohio
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Originally posted by pinay
Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures now we have an idea of what to see when we get there. Cheers
Glad the pictures have helped in your planning. Appreciate the nice comments on my visuals.

THANKS! Enjoy your cruise and post here how things worked for your! Terry in Ohio


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#9
Okemos MI and Maui HI
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We'll be on Patmos next August for a short day. basically looking for lunch or a touch of meze. Any recommends for tavernas, etc?
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