Chorá, Greece

Patmos is one of the smallest and oldest inhabited islands of the Aegean Sea in the north of Dodecanese. It is known as one of the most important centers of Christian and Orthodox culture after St. John the Theologian wrote his gospel and the Apocalypse between 95-96 AD. The medieval city of Chorá is located in one of the highest points of the island and is characterized by a compact urban structure, with narrow streets and white plastered buildings that adapt to the morphology of the territory and develop around the imposing walls of the Monastery dedicated to St. John. The historic center (Chorá) with the Monastery of St. John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999 for its high historical and architectural value which is still preserved today.

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Chorá of Patmos

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