Many tourists routinely include church visits to their vacation itinerary because they personify an area’s history and culture. Patmos is no exception. There are many churches and former monasteries on Patmos. Most are Eastern Orthodox. The popular ones are the Church of Agia Paraskevi of Cavos, the Church of Panagia Koumana, the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi and, in the village of Grikos, the Church of Agios Ioannis Theologos. This is the Church of Saint John the Baptist in Skala. The humble design is accented with a pair of white-washed domes and a three-bell carillon.