Patmos

Five Greek Island Monasteries Perched on Rocks

In older times, Christian monks were trying to build monasteries in places that were hidden or difficult to access in order to protect them from bandits, invaders, and conquerors. On islands, monasteries had the additional threat of pirates so they...

Patmos, The Sacred Land of the Aegean

In ancient mythology, Patmos was known as an island under the sea. The goddess Artemis often visited the mainland across the shore from Patmos, at a place called Caria. There she met the moon goddess Selene, who shed her...

CNN Amazed by Greece's Patmos, the Island of Revelation

John Malathronas, CNN's travel editor was amazed by all he saw on his recent visit to the Greek island of Patmos which he reffered to as: The island where the end of the world begun. The island of the Apocalypse. The...

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Buy Second Summer Home in Greece

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson bought a second summer home in Greece, and specifically on Patmos island, according to Greek magazine Loipon. It is known that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson love Greece and in the past few years they...

National Tourism Organization Invites 587 Bloggers to Promote the Beauty of Greece

For the third year, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is organizing a program of familiarization trips which intend to make a global touristic promotion of the country. The project intends to bring 587 foreign bloggers, journalists, and representatives of...

Patmos, the Greek Island of Revelation, Features in New Film (video)

A highly acclaimed documentary about the Greek island of Patmos and the world-famous monastery of St. John the Theologian will premiere in Greek cinemas later in May after successful screenings in Europe and the U.S. Acceptance of Inheritance: Apocalypse Again...

Religious Tourism Booms in Greece: The Island of Patmos

  Religious tourism is a growing slice of the touristic industry. It’s a kind of tourism that can either strengthen personal faith or help discover new cultures and traditions. Religious tourism creates awareness of the importance of preservation of holy...

Hidden Crypts Discovered at Famous Monastery of St. John on Patmos Island

The complex that houses the grotto where tradition says Saint John wrote the Book of Revelation and his Gospel, on the eastern Aegean island of Patmos, has revealed hidden crypts, windows and doors during recent restoration work, according to...

Business Owner Beats Up Tax Inspectors on Greek Island

A business owner who owns several bars and restaurants on Patmos beat up a tax inspector who visited the island to conduct audits as part of an effort to curb tax evasion in tourist areas. According to witnesses who spoke...

Greek Families Cannot Afford Vacationing in Greece

Rising prices and the increase of foreign visitors, along with the rising cost of living, are making vacations in Greece unaffordable for Greeks, according to a report at Greece's daily Kathimerini. Heavy taxes, higher security contributions, price raises in goods and...