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 find your tour guide and transfer service for the day. This Patmos tour will take about 4 hours and after the tour we will drive you back to Patmos Scala Cruise Port.
Patmos landscape, Wonderful views, Chapel of Sicamya, Chapel of Virgin Mary, Meadow of the monks, Chapel of St. Nikolaos, Refreshments
This tour is for those who want to discover the peaceful atmosphere that makes Patmos so unique. The tour will take you into the most distant corners of the island’s countryside to visit 3 small chapels and to experience the mystical harmony that exists between spirit and nature. The tour starts from the port of Skala where a mini bus will transport us along the southern coastal road to the picturesque valley of Sicamya. Here lays a tiny chapel surrounded by orange palm trees. Renowned as one of the island’s oldest chapels, it has a small adjoining cave where St. John was said to have baptized his followers. The atmosphere of both the valley and the chapel’s interior are a rare treat. From here we will drive to the northern part of the island past the village of Kampos and through some of the island’s most beautiful unspoiled landscape arriving at the fertile valley of Kalogeron of the monks) on the northwest coast. Taking us back in time we see fields still being farmed with traditional methods, a thrashing circle, livestock and a beach with small fishing boats. Here we will visit the hermitage and chapel of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary built in 1798 and home to the monks Parthenios Partheniadis (1798) and Amphilochios (1883).
Our next stop will be the chapel of St. Nikolaos (patron saint of the sea), about a 10 minute drive in a westerly direction, through powerful rugged rocky landscape. Here we will discover the wonders of fresco and icon painting, with walls and ceiling covered in biblical imagery. Our tour culminates with refreshments in a perfect setting with one the most charming and mystical seascape views of the island. The bus will then return to the Port of Skala.
PS: 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 - Greek and they will accompany you throughout the tour and they 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.
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