"I, John, from the Isle of Patmos..."
Once, while travelling in Turkey, I almost made it to Patmos in the Aegian Sea. However, Patmos is a part of Greece and we needed visas in order to go and then return back to Turkey. This we did not have, so all we could do was gaze over the sea and imagine what it might have been like. Now we know. It's a real place- in fact a place of pilgrimage.