The capital city, the administrative and cultural centre of the island, the most beautiful village with the most mystic and religious atmosphere that you have ever encountered, Chora of Patmos, is built on a hill at a distance of 3 km. from the port of the island, Skala. Chora of Patmos together with the monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse has been designated by UNESCO as world heritage site in 1999.
At any time of the day and at any point you find yourself, you will find yourself awestruck. This feeling comes from the incomparable aesthetics of unique beauty and pure white buildings and architecture of majestic mansions from the 15th century onwards, the fascinating unpretentious cosmopolitan character, coupled with the surprise caused by learning the history of the city, placed in total symmetry between modern life and the religious importance of the Holy Monastery of Agios Theologos.
Perhaps the most beautiful capital city in all of the Aegean Sea and one of the most expensive areas not only in Greece but also in Europe, built around the wall of the monastery over a period of 1,000 years. The gleaming white houses and stately mansions have common architectural elements that are in full harmony with the sacredness of the location. This can be understood from the very first moment you will get to visit the labyrinthine, dazzlingly white and spotless alleys.
What's certain is that you will never forget the beautiful corners that you will encounter in the narrow, painted alleys with the grandiose mansions, such as Simantiri and Nikolaidis, from the Town Hall Square, where the bust of Emmanuel Xanthos stands, until the Central square of Agias Levias, traditional taverns, atmospheric bars and elegant boutiques.
From the front side of Chora your gaze will pass to Skala and the Aegean Sea, while from the back you can take in the chapel of Prophet Elias.