If Patmos could be defined by only one trait, this would be the translucence of the light. The island has a magical quality that derives from its spiritual background. It was here that John the Divine ensconced himself in a cave and wrote the Revelation (Book of Apocalypse). The Cave is today a place of pilgrimage for Christians of the East and the West. Also, it makes Patmos the best place to come and experience the Orthodox Easter. In total harmony with the history that it carries, the landscape creates a sense of harmony and balance. Fine, unspoilt beaches and villages mercifully untouched by the ravages of mass tourism appeal to the culturally inclined, more sophisticated individuals. The imposing, rugged interior is interrupted by fertile valleys. The main town and port stretches around a sheltered bay, featuring elegant cafes and tasteful restaurants. Patmos is the essence of a “getaway”, a place where one can enjoy the greatest luxury of all: to sit in silence by the sea and let the waves wash away the frantic rhythms of modern life.