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Patmos (Greek, Πάτμος) is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. Its main communities are Chora (the capital city), and Skala, the only commercial port.
The churches and communities on Patmos are of the Eastern Orthodox tradition. Patmos is mentioned in the Christian scriptural 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. Early Christian tradition identified this writer John of Patmos as John the Apostle. As such, Patmos is a destination for Christian pilgrimage. Visitors can see the cave where John is said to have received his Revelation (the Cave of the Apocalypse), and several monasteries on the island are dedicated to Saint John.
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.
Chora, Patmos, Dodecanese Islands, Greece, Europe

Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-85 mm at 40 mm, 1/400 sec at f/ 8, ISO 640
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  • Forget-me-not
    Forget-me-notover 1 year ago

    awesome capture!! love the light showing down

  • Thank you very much!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamover 1 year ago

    magic work kon – a real standout !

  • Many thanks Dean, cheers mate!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 1 year ago

    great shot

  • Thank you very much!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Melissa Dickson
    Melissa Dicksonover 1 year ago

    Congratulations! this powerful image has been

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  • Many thanks for the feature Melissa!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 1 year ago

    wonderful shot!

  • Thanks a lot Vadim!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • BGSPhoto
    BGSPhotoover 1 year ago

    Awesome image and great creativity.
    Bob

  • Thank you very much Bob!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • withsun
    withsunover 1 year ago

    Beautiful one !

  • Thanks a lot!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanover 1 year ago

    Beautiful!

  • Thank you very much for the feature Monica!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanover 1 year ago

  • Many thanks for the feature Joseph!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 1 year ago

    Nice capture and composition my friend.

  • Thanks a lot my friend!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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