Patmos or Patinos, as the locals call it, is the northernmost island of the Dodecanese, between the islands of Samos, Ikaria and Leros. The island is an elongated strip of land that extends from north to south. It has an area of 34 square kilometers, with a length of only 15 km and a width of 9 while it is one of the smallest inhabited islands of the Aegean Sea. It has mild climate, spotless seas and lacy beaches. The idyllic atmosphere and the excellent services make it a great holiday spot.
The island of “Apocalypse” or “Jerusalem of the Aegean” is declared in its entirety as a historical site and a landscape of special protection in 1971. In 1981, it was proclaimed “Holy Isle” and in 1999 it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (UNESCO)