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 for the day. This Patmos tour will take about 4 hours and after tour will drive you back to Patmos Scala Cruise Port.
Convent of Evangelismos, Monastery of St. John, Monastery’s museum, The Cave of the Apocalypse
This tour gives an inside look at monastic life and takes you to the most important Orthodox sites on the island. We leave the port of Skala by coach taking the coastal road to the Convent of Evangelismos which lays in a beautiful setting surrounded by well-kept gardens with a spectacular view over the bay of Kipi. The original chapel of St. Luke dates from 1613 and the Convent itself was founded in 1937. We have the opportunity to see a wonderful collection frescoes painted by the nun Olympia who died within the last decade. This large Convent is a wonderful example of ecclesiastical architecture and houses an exhibition where examples of handicrafts made by the nuns can be purchased. We then take the coach to the old village of Chora where we will visit the Monastery of St. John the Theologian built in the 11th century. Here one can get a glimpse of monastic life and absorb timeless story through the magnificent ecclesiastical artifacts of its museum. Among the Monastery’s treasures are frescoes of the founder Christodoulos and miracles of St. John, ancient documents dating from the 6th century, vestments, silverware and numerous icons incl ing a work attributed to El Greco.
After a short coach ride we arrive at the Cave of the Apocalypse - home to the birth of the Book of Revelation, the last book in e Holy Bible. In 95AD, at the time of the persecution of the Christians, St. John was exiled to the Island of Patmos where the vision of the Revelation was revealed to him in this small cave which has now becom place of worship and an important destination for pilgrims. Our tour finishes at 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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