Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Recently, I picked up the Fall 2018 issue of Milieu Magazine. This is the 5-year anniversary issue and is simply chock-full of interesting articles! One, in particular, captured my attention. It was in the travel section. Written by Charlotte Di Careaci with photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna, it transported me to the fall of 2015 and our very first visit to the amazing Greek island of Patmos!
Located in the Aegean Sea, Patmos is famous because John of Patmos, who wrote the Bible’s Book of Revelation, did so, here, sometime around 70AD. The cave where John received the Revelation is located between the capital city of Chora and the port city of Skala. The Cave of the Apocalypse is open to the public and has made Patmos a destination of pilgrimage. In 1999, Chora, the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, and the Cave of the Apocalypse were all named UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Today, Patmos is a destination paradise for travelers seeking solitude, beautiful beaches, awesome mountain cliffs, amazing monasteries & convents & churches. Oh yes, the architecture is enchanting! We have visited the port city of Skala. Our short visit consisted of strolling the narrow streets, sipping coffee in welcoming outdoor cafes, shopping charming independent boutiques, savoring the seafood, and gazing, in admiration, upon the sites!
Reading this Milieu article took me back to that most pleasant port -of-call. We look forward to returning, someday! Meanwhile, I thank talented people like Ms. Careaci and Mr. Flores-Vianna for awakening the memories that bring the sights, smells, and emotions of travel back to the forefront!