Naxos with 7 B NW wind and sailed to Patmos but more or less at half way the
wind went down and we motor sailed for 3 hours. We reached Stavros bay at 7 pm
and dropped two anchors off the beach, it was gusty and from another boat they
advised not to stay there since many boats had dragged but we were lucky and
nothing happend. The next day we walked around and after lunch we went to Skala
harbour. It is one of the most religious Greek Islands because it is where Saint
John the Divine had its revelation and wrote the Apocalypse.
The island's capital is Chora, a mixture of whitewashed houses, traditional mansions, hotels, restaurants, tavernas, cafes, bars and shops surrounding the hill with the monastery and cave where Saint John wrote the Apocalypse is located. We went in the morning by bus and walked back by a cobbled path that leads to the port.The monastery consists of interconnecting courtyards, chapels, stairways, arcades, galleries and roof terraces. Hidden in the walls are fragments of an ancient temple of Artemis that was destroyed in the 11th century. The main chapel is lovely, as is the adjoining Chapel of the Theotokos, whose frescoes date from the 12th century.
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