The island where Saint John the Theologian is reputed to have wrote both his Gospel and the Apocalypse has a magical light, and for that alone it is worth a stay. The Monastery (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), was founded in the late 10th century and along with the Cave of the Apocalypse has made Patmos one of the most spiritual pilgrimmage sites in Greece ever since. However, being off the radar of the mass tourism routes and away from the fervent life of other Aegean islands, Patmos preserves its traditions unwaveringly; life here is calm and slow. Every corner of the island emanates tranquility. If you’re seeking a truly restful holiday, Patmos is the perfect choice.
June is fantastic for the mild temperatures and the quietness. In July, a famous Film Festival is held, and during August there are several festivities that take place throughout the island. On August 15th a music and dance festival is held that lasts until the next morning. In September there are two very important festivals: the Festival of Sacred Music, which takes place at the open area of the Cave of the Apocalypse, and the Festival of Folk Dances of Greece. Both are a once in a lifetime experience.