Patmos- Tour to The Monastery of St-John & Grotto

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2 1/2 - 3 hours

from 45 €

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if your cruise ship has a short stay in Patmos this shore excursion offers you an overview of island's best in only 2 1/2 hours

Depart the port of Scala and enjoy a short journey to the village of Chora, where the Monastery of St-John is built within the walls of a strong fortification. As you walk uphill towards the entrance of the Monastery marvel at this magnificent structure which was built 900 years ago, exceptional in its architecture. View the courtyard, the Monks’ dinning room and the old bakery before you visit the main church noting its outstanding frescoes and interior decoration. Next, see the priceless ecclesiastical treasures housed in the beautiful but small museum: books and manuscripts, mosaics, icons, splendid medieval textiles and vestments as well as jewellery. Return to your Motorcoach to continue on the nearby Grotto of the Apocalypse, where above stands the church the Apocalypse, a sub-unit of the main Monastery. Walk down the steps to visit the Grotto, where you will see the silver niches in the wall, that mark the pillow and ledge used as a desk by the author of the Book of Revelations as well as the three-fold crack made by the Voice of God emphasizing the honor of the Trinity. Afterwards, drive back to Scala to return to port.


-         transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle, late-model

          (bus, minibus or taxi, according to your group’s size)

-         professional driver

-         insurance cover during transfers by vehicle

-         licensed English-speaking guide * (concerns “with guide” price only)

-         all taxes

-         identification sign with your name on it

-         mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7

          * guides in other languages available, upon request


-         entrance fees (paid by you on the spot)

Step 1

Your tour starts from the port of Scala

Step 2

Visit of Chora village and the Monastery of St-John

Step 3

Visit of the Grotto of the Apocalypse

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