Save Patmos

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To the Patmos authorities,

We are friends and lovers of Patmos. Some of us are from the Island, some from other parts of Greece and some of us are foreigners. A certain number of us live in Patmos year round while others of us have houses in Patmos and visit the island as often as possible. Some of us have only visited the Island a few times but dream of returning.
All of us understand and support the idea that the Island should continue to develop.

We believe, however, that certain kinds of development compromise the Island’s unique touristic character and jeopardize sustainability of the revenues which such tourism brings. In this context we refer to current developments which are irrevocably changing the character of the north part of the Island between Vaghia and Panaghia Geranou with its authentic mix of natural landscapes and traditional agriculture.

The twin beaches at Liganou have already lost their charm with the construction of several houses which have changed the natural state of that part of the coast. The road to the northern point of the Island already exists, but it would be truly sad if its presence brings with it a transformation of Patmos similar to that which has occurred along the Spanish coast, now ruined by hotel complexes and unchecked building.

Patmos’s beauty, its unique dimensions, its historic and religious traditions and the Island’s limited accessibility combine to attract tourism of the highest quality.
It is in the interest of the Island and its inhabitants and all of us who love this place to ensure that this fragile combination of factors is preserved in order that the spiritual, cultural and material richness which is accompanied by this type of tourism continues to flourish.


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Date Name Location
23 May John Haldon Princeton - USA
23 May Ioli Kalavrezou Cambridge - USA
23 May Ilias Nesseris Vienna - Austria
22 May Johan Heldt Uppsala - Sweden
22 May Julia Carlson Cambridge MA - USA
22 May Geoffrey Greatrex Ottawa - Canada
22 May Giulia Rossetto Vienna - Austria
22 May Anna Sirinian Roma - Italy
22 May Claudia Rapp Vienna - Austria
22 May Christian Förstel Paris - France
22 May Joseph Munitiz London - U.K.
22 May Dana, Ann Cary -
22 May Ruth Macrides UK - UK
22 May Iwaszewicz USA - USA
22 May Vera von Falkenhausen Rome - Italy
22 May Irmgard Hutter Vienna - Austria
22 May von Falkenhausen, Renate D-53173 - Bonn - Ger,many
22 May Pierluigi Lanfranchi Amsterdam - Netherlands
22 May Manuela Studer-Karlen Fribourg - Switzerland
22 May Tassos Papacostas London - U.K.

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