Day Cruise Patmos Monastery - The Holy Island!

Named as the "Jerusalem of the Aegean Sea" this is an island of aesthetic austerity. This tranquil destination ‑ formerly a refuge for Christian monks ‑ seems to consist only of jagged rocks, lave stone and beautiful, crescent moon bays.

Duration: 10 hours

 
 


  DURATION: 10 HOURS   TOUR: EVERY MONDAY AND FRIDAY


Patmos ‑ a significant connection with the Byzantine Period and whose Christianity has still strongly preserved the Byzantine presence by the monastery and churches. Here, in a cave, St. John wrote the masterpiece of “Apocalypse” ‑ one of the most magnificent texts of world literature.

The harbor town of Skala is dominated by the mighty monastery of the 'Theologian', built in the 11th cent., with its priceless religious relics, rare manuscripts, icons, jewelry, embroidery and its wealthy library constituted it as one of the richest monasteries within Christianity. The narrow lanes with the typical white painted houses, the innumerable taverns and the medieval town of Hora with splendid architectural patterns, the people's lifestyle and hospitality ‑ all this creates for you an unforgettable stay on Patmos.

Cruise Schedule: 

 · Departure 8:30am from Pythagorion Port - Samos 

 · Arrival 11:00am at Patmos Port

 · Bus pickup at 11:15am for the tour to St. John's Grotto

 · 12:30am tour to the Monastery of St. John in the Chora of Patmos

 · Free time to leisure in Chora before departure

 · Departure 16:00pm from Patmos Port 

 · Arrival 18:30pm at Pythagorion Port - Samos

What's included:

· Private local licensed guide 

· Transportation with air-conditioned modern coach

· Round trip ferry tickets

· Pickup and drop-off where the tour concludes

· No extra hidden charges

Exclusions:

 ·Meals and drinks 

· Personal expenses  

· Tips and gratuities 

· Optional activity costs

Languages:

· English

· German

Additional information: 

· To visit the monastery, men must wear long trousers and women must wear long skirts/dresses or trousers. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.

 

 

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