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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Patmos November 14th 2008

The Pacific Princess sailed into the harbor of the small Greek island of Patmos under mostly sunny and pleasant skies. This was the first port where the ship did not dock and tenders were used to get into the small village of Scala, the commerce center for the island. Patmos is a small island about 18 miles long and only has about 3,000 year round residents. During the summer months its population grows to about 10,000. It’s most famous feature is that it was the place where John the Evangelist was exiled by the Roman emperor in the year 90. John and his small enterouge lived in a cave overlooking the harbor, after apparently fighting with the local pagans in the area so they could stay and practice what was then called “The Way”, or what ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Patmos October 18th 2007

Our next port of call was the Greek Isle of Patmos. Our first view of Greece almost brought tears to my eyes. The water was the deepest, yet brightest blue I have ever seen...almost purple. Patmos was everything I pictured.....white houses with blue doors, fishing boats, men sitting around drinking ouzo (ahhh, makes me homesick for Papoo), and everything perched high up on the cliffs..I was surprised that the Islands really look like big brown rocks jutting out of that incredible azure water. We even found ourselves a taxi driver that looked like a long lost Moskonas Uncle. We headed up to the Cave of John the Apostle..the cave in which John was exiled to and received the book of Revelations from Jesus. was appropriately holy and cavelike. I couldn't help but think,...if you are ... read more
early morning Patmos
The Cave of John the Apostle

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Patmos August 31st 1990

Geo: 37.3133, 26.5441St. John's island... read more
At the monastery
Paul sets sail

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Patmos July 16th 1986

ENTRY FOUR- July 16 1986 The Spectral Exploring Santorini became our favorite past time. One hot, sunny day we decided to venture beyond the local chapel to see if we could discover a way to the shoreline on foot. To our joy, the path wound its way through the low scrub-like bushes until we came to the crest of a small hill. The Mediterranean - in all its shimmering glory - spread before us. We carefully followed the steep slope of the path downwards. Suddenly, what seemed like a mirage appeared on our left. There, on a deserted stretch of beach, stood a postcard perfect Greek café. A squat man with a huge grin greeted us. His equally round wife followed behind. We ordered cold drinks and scanned the menu. After a delicious lunch, we continued ... read more
Exploring Greek history
Friends - Oia

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