Patmos is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea.
One of the northernmost islands of the Dodecanese complex, it has a population of 2,984 and an area of 34.05 km2 (13.15 sq mi). The highest point is Profitis Ilias,
269 metres ( 883 ft) above sea
The Municipality of Patmos, which includes the offshore islands of Arkoi, Marathi and several uninhabited islets, has a total population of 3,044 and a combined land area of 45.039 square kilometres (17.390 sq mi). It is part of the Kalymnos regional unit.
The book's introduction states that its author, John, was on
Patmos when he was given (and
recorded) a vision from Jesus. 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