Area: 34 sq. km
Telephone services: 22470
Municipality: 31235, 31666
at the north western extremity of the Dodecanese, between
lcaria and Leros. It has an area of 34 sq. km., a coastline of
63 km., and population of 2,500. It is 163 miles from Piraeus,
and the first stop for the ferries going to Rhodes.
be reached by ferry from Piraeus, the islands of the northern
and eastern Aegean, Kavala, the Cyclades, Rhodes, Kos and
other islands of the Dodecanese.
The Cave of
the Revelation: The Cave lies halfway between Skala and Chora
(4,5 km.). It takes the form of a 17th century monastery which
was built around the cave where St John lived for two years
(95-97 AD) and wrote the Apocalypse, dictating it to his
disciple Prochoros. Next to the Cave is the church of St Anne,
built by the Blessed Christodoulos.
vast Monastery of St John dominates it as a dark mass on the
top of the hill, surrounded by two and three-storey houses,
most of them are neo-Classical style.
>> Dodecanese Islands : Astypalea,
Halki, Kalymnos, Karpathos,
Leros, Lipsi, Nisyros, Patmos, Rhodes, Symi,