Patmos, in the eastern Aegean
Sea, is the northernmost island of the Dodecanese.
The morphology of the terrain is interesting: short, bare hills alternate
with small stretches of flat ground. Its irregular coastline is punctuated with
dozens of capes and indented with picturesque little bays and harbours. Although
the climate is dry and north winds frequent, the island is bathed in sunlight
3000 hours out of every year.
Lying at a distance of 161 nautical miles from Piraeus,
Patmos has an area of 34 square kilometres and measures 25 kilometres from tip
to tip at its logest point.
This text (extract) is cited November 2003 from the Municipality
of Patmos tourist pamphlet (2000).