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Patmos

Patmos
Patmos
Patmos

Patmos

For the particular history and value of Patmos, says the Unesco declared since 1999 Patmos world heritage site and entered in the corresponding list based on the following criteria. The city (country) on the island of Patmos is one of the few areas in Greece that has evolved constantly since the 12th century. There are very few other places in the world where religious ceremonies that date back to the early Christian era, are still practiced unchanged. The monastery of St. John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse in Patmos Island with its medieval country, are an excellent example of traditional Greek religious pilgrimage center with a very significant architectural interest. The monastery of St. John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse commemorate the area where Saint John "the beloved disciple" wrote two of the most sacred Christian works, the Gospel and the Apocalypse. The Library of the Monastery of St John Theologoueinai one of the most important in Orthodoxy. Founded by Saint Christodoulos the manuscripts brought from the looted library in Asia Minor. Includes 890 manuscripts (including 325 parchment) and 13,000 file records on the history of the monastery and Patmos. The mansion is typical Simantiri Patiniotis mansion turned into cultural monument with antique furniture, paintings and images of Russian art of the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, etc. The island of the Revelation entered a period of prosperity in the late 16th century. In 1713 was founded by Makarios Kalogera the famous School of Patmos, spiritual nursery distinguished man of letters and hatchery national leaders. Patmos is also the birthplace of one of the founders of the Society of Friends, Emmanuel Xanthos, with the explosion of the Greek Revolution in the Peloponnese Patmos became navy revolutionary center and many residents took part in the struggle of the national revolution. The 19th century Patmos standing most economically and socially strong and opened easily in ideological and European architectural influences.

Aegean island of Patmos, was applicable at the ancient Greeks in the south Sporades, but according to contemporary geographical division of the Dodecanese and is just 25 miles from the coast of Asia Minor. In general, the coastline of Patmos has a total length of 18 miles and is characterized multifarious, giving the island a lacy outline: presents many promontories, coves and bays - one of them is Skala, the port of Patmos. The charm of the island contributes that is surrounded by numerous smaller islets and islands which belong to this (Lipsi, Arki Agathonisi).

Today the Festival of Sacred Music of Patmos is true worldwide, bringing together artists and serving the religious music. Held in open-air theater of Revelation in September as Folk Dance Festival soon after. Exhibitions, concerts, events and local festivals are held throughout the summer. Also, theatrical performances by groups operating on the island throughout the year.

Finally pronounced is the nightlife with numerous shops all tastes and desires for quality entertainment that will satisfy the most demanding customers.

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