FULL-DAY PRIVATE PATMOS TOUR (C04-Part 3)
|Duration: 6 hours Description: Monastery of St. John incl. museum, Cave of the Apocalypse, House of Simandiris, Convent of Zoodochos Pigi incl. museum, Chora town, Grikos Bay
You shall be picked up from the Patmos Scala Cruise Port. Your Patmos guide will hold up a sign with your name on it. The Patmos tour will take about 6 hours and after the tour will drive you back to Patmos Scala Cruise Port.
Cave of Apocalypse, Monastery of St John, House of Simandiris, Nun’s Monastery, Windmills, Gricou Bay, Cambos Village, Lambi
We will start the Patmos Island Tour from the port of Skala and drive halfway up the mountain to the Cave of St John to visit the most important site of the island. Here is where St John the Theologian wrote Revelation, the last book of the New Testament. Once visited your tour guide will proceed to the Monastery of St John. Christodoulos, Servant of Christ, built the Monastery in 1088. Its castle-like structure crowned all around with battlements has a total of eight chapels inside. Once entering the courtyard one can see the intricately designed frescoes adorning the main chapel entrance. The Monastery’s museum houses a magnificent collection of jeweled chalices, crowns, and crosses. In addition, amongst the many icons and religious paintings, there is an original El Greco painting which is one of his first. The library, which unfortunately is not open to the public, has many ancient books exhibited in the museum. After leaving the Monastery on top of the hill, a short walk into the old town will bring you to the doorstep of a Patmian house from the 18th Century. Next to it, one will visit the active Nun’s Monastery. Both sites will give you an idea of how one lives today in Chora. Time will be given for the opportunity to take photos in the narrow streets of the old town. On return to the coach, a trip to a restaurant of choice will be arranged.
After lunch, our tour continues by following the coastal road back to the port via Gricou Bay on way to the North part of the island which is the agricultural area. During the leisurely drive, a complete image can form of how the beautiful inlets and tranquil beaches appeal to the ma guests that visit Patmos. The last site is the bay of Lambi where the beach with colorful stones gives a small souvenir to take home with us. Last-minute shopping can be done after your tour guide returns you to the port.
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.
Tours can be provided in the following languages:
- English – French – German – Swedish – Spanish – Italian – Greek
- Serbian and Russian on request
Conditions on Tour:
- Suitable dress for the Monastery (shoulders and knees covered)
- Walking on the first half hour
- Steps in Cave & Monastery
- Comfortable shoes required
- Restroom facilities available
- No facilities for persons with special needs
- Opening hours Monastery & Cave: Daily 08:00-13:30 & Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 16:00-18:00 Zoodochos Pigi: Daily
- 09:00-13:30 Simandiris: Daily 09:00-13:00
- Entrances: Monastery € 4 pp, Cave € 2 pp, Zoodochos Pigi museum € 3 pp
- Dress code: shoulders and knees covered
- Restroom facilities available
- Air-conditioned motor coach or minibus, driver, guide.
What’s Not Included
- Personal expenses.
- Lunch at the Restaurant of choice
- Entrance fees
PRIVATE PATMOS TOUR PRICES Per person PP (Maximum 6 pax from Celestyal Cruises)
| Patmos Tours details and confirmations will be e-mailed after booking.
***There will be a 40% discount on Ephesus tour prices for whom buy the Patmos tour from us.