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The Monastery of Saint John the Theologian in Patmos

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Patmos (Greek, Πάτμος) is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. One of the northernmost islands of the Dodecanese complex, it has a population of 2,984 and an area of 34.05 km2 (13.15 sq mi). Patmos’ main communities are Chora (the capital city), and Skala, the only commercial port. Other settlements are Grikou and Kampos. The churches and communities on Patmos are of the Eastern Orthodox tradition. 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. The monastery was founded by Saint Christodulos in 1088. Patmos is also home to the Patmian School, a notable Greek seminary.
Chora, Patmos, Dodecanese Islands, Greece, Europe
Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-85 mm at 70 mm, 1/800 sec at f/ 8, ISO 200
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