Best of Patmos Island Tour

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Visit the Grotto of Revelation and explore the 11th century monastery of St. John the Theologian. Stroll the narrow streets of Chora.
Exiled from Ephesus, St. John retired to Patmos, spending 18 months on the island. In this grotto – today a beautifully ornamented chapel – he supposedly received the visions resulting in the Book of Revelation. The chapel displays a stone that the saint used as his pillow.

Tour Itinerary – Best of Patmos Island Tour 

  • Grotto of Revelation

Exiled from Ephesus, St. John retired to Patmos, spending 18 months on the island. In this grotto – today a beautifully ornamented chapel – he supposedly received the visions resulting in the Book of Revelation. The chapel displays a stone that the saint used as his pillow.

  • Monastery of St. John

Founded in 1088, the monastery perches on a hillside above Chora. A single entrance leads through the 59 foot (18m) high walls. Your tour views the elaborate frescoes and visits the Christodoulos chapel. The monastery´s old Treasury is today a museum displaying a stunning collection of jeweled chalices, crowns, crucifixes, vestments and manuscripts.

  • Simandis House

The 300-year-old house is superb example of island architecture. It is also home to an extraordinary antiques collection including splendid gilded mirrors, silverware, paintings, rustic chandeliers and exquisite brocades.

  • Nunnery of Evangelismos

View the lovely small church and see the Nuns hard at work crocheting tablecloths and doilies in the traditional manner.

Tour Price Includes

Pick up from/to hotel or Port. Professional English speaking tour guide, Entrance fees, air-conditioned non-smoking vehicles. Lunch (only on full day tours).

Tour Price Does not includes

Entrance fees, Personal expenses, Beverages, tip to driver and guide

  • Lunch : Do as the locals do and sit for an afternoon drink and snacks. We will arrange a spot for you to enjoy Ouzo (local anise flavored spirit) with traditional mezedes (appetizers).

Special Notes – Best of Patmos Island Tour 

Visitors to the Grotto of Revelation and the Monastery of St. John must negotiate uneven surfaces and steep steps. Not recommended for passengers with limited mobility. Wear sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat, sunglasses, and adequate sun protection. Dress conservatively when visiting sacred sites. Clothing should cover the shoulders and knees. Shorts are not permitted for men or women; women should wear skirts.

 

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