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Meet the "Petra" the "stone", rock actually, that has given the area and the beach their name. I have already posted another picture of it but very long ago.
I took this picture because I thought it was funny that almost all the people on the beach were standing. We were all watching the paraglider taking off and flying. When he went too far for them to watch, some people started checking their pictures:)

Here's some information on Petra from http://www.truegreece.com/destinations/patmos.html

During the day, put on your bathing suit and come to the Petra beach near Grikos to enjoy the crisp and deep waters (although profoundly beautiful, be aware that this is not a sandy beach). For the adventurous types, a climb up the Kalikatsou (also called Petra, “stone”, just like the beach) will reward you with some great views. The ancient inhabitants of Patmos worshipped the goddess Selini (the ancient Greek name for the moon), and it is believed that the carved stairs on the rock exist from that era. If you climb those steps (do not attempt the short ascent on a windy day, and certainly be careful of the cliff), you will find ruins of an ancient temple and an Orthodox place of worship. In fact, during the years of Saint Christodoulos some monks used to live on the rock.

My pictures of the return and landing of the paraglider are not so good so I'll post them as workshops.

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