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A most idyllic town overlooking the sea, Patmos and its namesake island are rife with ancient history and natural beauty.

Patmos is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. In 1999, the island's historic center Chora, along with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse, were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Patmos is mentioned in the Bible Book of Revelation. The book's introduction states that its author, John, was on Patmos when he was given (and recorded) a vision from Jesus. As such, Patmos is a destination for Christian pilgrimage. Visitors can see the cave where John is said to have received his Revelation.
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