Patmos is located
on the eastern borderline of the Aegean Sea.
Patmos is the northernmost
island of the Dodecanese island group and it is known as the island of
Saint John the Evangelist.
Its interesting landscape features low barren hills succeeded by small
plateaux, while its lacy coastline is deeply intended by tens of promontories
forming countless picturesque bays and coves.
With a mostly dry climate, the island is regularly visited by north
winds, bathing into the sunrays for 3000 hours out of a year.
at a distance of 158 nautical miles from the mainland port of Piraeus,
it covers an area of 34 square kilometres with greatest length of about
Old traditions of Patmos as well as historical texts determine the Grotto
of the Revelation as the place where the "Revelation" was written
by John The Evangelist.