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Patmos Greece

Patmos in Greece is the northernmost island of the Dodecanese complex with an area of almost 34 km2, located 158 nautical miles away from Piraeus port and only 25 from the Turkish coasts. It consists of three parts connected together by two isthmuses. It is a rocky and a barren place with various beaches, many small capes, coves, islets and lots of natural beauty. The island is an important destination for Christian pilgrimage, as it is mentioned in the scriptural Book of Revelation. Its author, Ioannis, was on Patmos when he was given a vision from Jesus. Early Christian tradition identified this writer as Ioannis the Apostle, though some modern scholars are uncertain. Visitors can see the Cave where Ioannis is said to have received his Revelation and the imposing Monastery dedicated to Agios Ioannis. They are both designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are ferries schedules from Piraeus Port with distance in 161 nautical miles and also connected by ferries with Agathonissi, Samos, Mykonos, Syros, Paros, Leros, Naxos, Arkoi, Lipsi, Symi Rhodes island.
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Codes Country 0030 Area 22470 Police Station (Skala) 31303 | Health Center 31211 | Municipality 31235 | Port Authority 31231
Patmos Island

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