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Patmos is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea, one of the northernmost islands of the Dodecanese complex.



Patmos' main communities are Chora (the capital city), and Skala, the only commercial port. Other settlements are Grikou and Kampos.

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Patmos is one of the most religious Greek Islands because it is where Saint John the Divine had his revelation and wrote the Apocalypse.


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Public buses are available throughout the day all around this small island. They run on the schedule, in the preseason approx every two hours. In 2014, the one way ride is 1,50Euros. The use of taxis is not recommended! They refuse to use the taxi meter and are inventing the fix rates from point A to point B. In case you are a tourist, they will take the long way around (remember it is a total of 14km from north to south). From Skala to Chora (capital with the monastery) they charge fixed prices which are more expensive than renting a car for the entire day. Rent a cars, scooters, bikes. - many available in Skala port, reasonable prices.

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The churches and communities on Patmos are of the Eastern Orthodox tradition. In 1999, the island's historic center Chora, along with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse, were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.


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