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 allocated tour guide and transfer service. This Patmos tour will take about 3 hours and after the tour we will drive you back to Patmos Scala Cruise Port.
Monastery of St. John, Monastery’s museum, Cave of the Apocalypse
We will visit The Sacred Island of Patmos lies at the northwestern extremity of the Dodecanese between the islands of Ikaria and Leros, Patmos is an island of rare beauty captivating the visitor at first glance, with its picturesque harbor dominated by the imposing Monastery of St. John standing on the hill above. Leaving Skala harbor there will be a drive to the impressive village of Chora. The Monastery of St. John is situated amongst gleaming white houses forming a startling contrast to its dark mass. The Blessed Christodoulos, Servant of Christ built the Monastery in 1088 and it has thick high walls crowned all around with a total of eight chapels. The courtyard is laid with pebbles and decorated with arches through which one can see the intricately designed frescoes adorning the chapel entrance. The museum houses a magnificent collection of jewelled alices, crowns and crosses. In addition, there are old writings dating back as far 1073, icons and religious paintings including an original El Greco. Many exhibits from the library, which unfortunately is not open to the public, can also be viewed in the museum.
The tour then continues with a visit to the Grotto of St. John taking the form of a 17th century Monastery built around the cave where St. John lived for two years (95-97AD) during his writings of the Apocalypse. Inside on can see the stone which he is said to have used as a pillow. After this memorable tour, you will embark the coach with a short ride back to the port. (Photos or video are not permitted within the churches and the Monastery Museum)
PS: Patmos tours we provide are private tours which means they include a driver and a separate tour guide who speaks English - German - Spanish - Italian - Greek - Turkish 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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