You shall be picked up from the Patmos Scala Cruise Port and your Patmos guide will hold up a sign with your name on it so you can easily allocate our tour guide and transfer service for the day. The Patmos tour will take about 3.5 hours and after the tour will drive you back to Patmos Scala Cruise Port.
Cave of Apocalypse, Monastery of St. John, House of Simandiris, Walk Chora
You will pick up from Scala Port where we will first visit the Cave of the Apocalypse home to the birth of the Book of Revelation, the last book in the Holy Bible. In 95AD, at the time of the persecution of the Christians, St. John was exiled to the Island of Patmos where the vision of the Revelation was revealed to him in this small cave which has now become a place of worship and an important destination for pilgrims. On leaving the Cave we drive to the old village of Cho high on the hilltop where one will have the opportunity to photograph the breathtaking panoramic view over the island and discover the stunning architecture of houses dating from the fifteen to eighteen hundred. Chora, the capital of the island, houses the 11th-century Monastery of St. John the Theologian. Here one can get a glimpse of monastic life and absorb timeless history through the magnificent ecclesiastical artifacts of its museum. Among the Monastery’s treasures are frescoes of the founder Christodoulou and miracles of St. John, ancient documents dating from the 6th century, vestments, silverware, and numerous Icons including a work attributed to El Greco. From the Monastery, we walk through the winding cobbled streets of Chora to the house of Simandiris. Here we will have the unique experience of seeing the interior of a traditional Patmian house along with antique furniture, embroidery, and paintings collected over 8 generations of the Simandiris family members. Before returning by coach to the port of Skala we conclude our tour with a walk through Chora and browse the open-air shops.
PS: The Patmos tours we provide are private tours which means they include a driver and a separate tour guide who speaks English - French - German - Swedish - Spanish - Italian - and Greek and they will accompany you throughout the tour and will be able to answer any questions or queries during your tour. Those who book in advance avoid the rush and tight squeezes of traveling with all of the crowds.
No extra hidden cost..!
No extra hidden cost!