John merely submits that he was there "because of the Word of God and because of the testimony of Jesus " Revelation Although the cave and the monastery are the principal attractions on Patmos, they're not the only reason people flock to the island according to Panagos Evgenikos, leader of the island's council.
The beach here is dotted with small, multi-colored pebbles ranging from butterscotch orange to sweet potato red and egg yolk yellow -- and the combined effect is extraordinary.
Patmos is one of the Southern Sporades, and more specifically the northernmost island of the Dodecanese, literally Twelve Islands — which is a group of more than smaller islands and twelve large ones, among which Rhodes and Cos, which were major centers of commerce, culture and science.
The Italians remained there untilwhen Nazi Germany took over the island.
Tradition equated him with John the Evangelist but modern scholars rejected this as they noted the clear differences in style, purport, themes and outlook between the gospel of John and Revelation.
In the middle of the stormy correspondence of the late first century AD, John's Revelation went viral was copiously copied and sent all over the placeand that requires John's already existing celebrity and favorable connection to a publishing house. John Malathronas Christos Patakos, manager of Patmos Aktis, the only five-star hotel on the island, shakes his head.
The other mentions — by Pliny, Thucydides, Strabo, Dionysius via Eustathius, and some anonymous author — are inconsequential and of a mere geographical nature. Much more interesting, therefore, is what people from John's time could have figured the name Patmos to mean.
The refugees were taken to Patmos, the nearest municipality, for processing and care. As such, Patmos is a destination for Christian pilgrimage.
John, an imposing citadel that looms over the island.