Greek Island of Patmos
PATMOS / The Holy Isle 'Paht-Mohs' (Dodecanese) Tel.code:0247
There is daily ferry service from Piraeus, 11 hr., 6,800 Drs.Daily Ferries to: Kalymnos, Leros, Rhodes, and Kos. Less frequent connection exist to: Samos, Mykonos, Lipsi, and Agathonisi. Once a week: Naxos, Paros, Telos and Nisyros. Hydrofoils service: Leros, Kalymnos, Lipsi, Agathonisi, Fourni, Samos, and Ikaria.
Where is Patmos
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Patmos greek island info
Patmos, 163 nautical miles from Piraeus, is officially known as the "Holy Island" by the Greek Government. Of all the Greek islands Patmos is the most sacred because when St. John the Divine was exiled there and living in a cave, he wrote the Book of Revelations. The island was under the control of its monastery for hundreds of years and received special status even from the Turk. Its history is much more complex than I will go into here.