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Island of Pátmos
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Island of Pátmos

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Greece
Best of: Island, Ancient
Description:
The small island of Pátmos in the Dodecanese is reputed to be where St John the Theologian wrote both his Gospel and the Apocalypse. A monastery dedicated to the ‘beloved disciple’ was founded there in the late 10th century and it has been a place of pilgrimage and Greek Orthodox learning ever since. The fine monastic complex dominates the island. The old settlement of Chorá, associated with it, contains many religious and secular buildings.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Island of Pátmos", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.