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The Monastery and cave of St John Tour

Tour Code: PATMOS232 | Private Tours | Duration: 3 hours | Departure: Everyday

Highlights: Monastery of St John, Monastery museum, Cave of the Apocalypse

itinerary

(A01-P1)
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 jeweled allices, crowns, and crosses. In addition, there are old writings dating back as far as 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 one can see the stone which he is said to have used as a pillow. After this memorable tour, you will embark on the coach with a short ride back to the port. (Photos or video are not permitted within the churches and the Monastery Museum)

PS: The 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 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.

Tours can be provided in the following languages:

  •  English - German - Spanish - Italian - Greek - Turkish
  • Serbian and Russian on request

Conditions on Tour

  • Suitable clothing for Monastery (shoulders and knees covered)
  • Considerable walking
  • Uphill, cobblestone pathways 120 steps
  • Restroom facilities available
  • No facilities for persons with special needs
  • Opening hours: Daily 08:00-13:30 & Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 16:00-18:00
  • Entrances: Monastery € 8 pp, Cave € 6 pp

 No extra hidden cost..!

What is included

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned motor coach or minibus, driver, guide.

What's Not Included

  • Personal expenses.
  • Refreshment/Lunch
  • Entrance fees

No extra hidden cost!

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