Oct 13, 2012
Nov 02, 2012
being Greek for "step"). It is also called the Sacred Island because it served as the place of exile for St. John the Evangelist. The same John whose tomb we saw in Ephesus. Exiled from Ephesus, St. John lived in a grotto beneath the Temple of Diana about 69 AD. It was here that he was said to have received his vision of fire and brimstone and dictated the Book of Revelation
We saw The Holy Cave of the Apocalypse where St. John lived and worked.
We had lunch on the boat and walked around the small town where the boat is docked.
The weather continues to be great as well as the food.
Today is Tuesday so it must be the Greek Island of Patmos. It was believed that Patmos originally existed at the bottom of the sea, visible only by moonlight, until Zeus gained permission from Poseidon, his brother, to raise it into the light and warm it into life. According to Roman legend, the island received its name when Poseidon stepped on it (