The Historic Centre Chorá, Unesco Site, Patmos, Greece – Heroes Of Adventure

The Historic Centre Chorá, Unesco Site, Patmos, Greece

The Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse are located on the Island of Patmos and together, they are closely linked to the settlement of Chora. They constitute an outstanding example of Greco-Orthodox pilgrimage. Chora town is one of the few Greek towns that have evolved uninterrupted from as early as 12th century.

The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Pátmos The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Pátmos
The Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse are located on the Island of Patmos and together, they are closely linked to the settlement of Chora. They constitute an outstanding example of Greco-Orthodox pilgrimage. Chora town is one of the few Greek towns that have evolved uninterrupted from as early as 12th century.

The two sites commemorate the ‘Beloved Disciple’ of Christ, St. John the Theologian who is credited with writing the Gospel of St. John and the book of Revelation (Apocalypse) in the bible. The island of Patmos is the northern most of the Dodecanese group with a surface area of 88 square kilometers. The island is barren and is formed by volcanic massifs that are connected by narrow isthmuses. In the island, you will find 3 settlements including; the medieval Chora, the harbor of Skala that was built in the 19th century, and the rural village of Kampos. Note that the site selected for the Monastery of St. John the Theologian dominates the whole island.

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