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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...

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...