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Shore Excrusion Patmos, Visit the Grotto of Apocalypses & Saint John Monastery

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Stop At: Skala Beach, Skala Greece

Our driver pick you up form the port of Skala taking the coastal road passing the South end of the island 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 of 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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chora Patmos, Chora, 855 00 Greece

We continue to the old village of Chora.

A short walk through the winding cobbled streets of Chora will lead us to the tiny Convent of Zoodochos Pigi built in 1607. On one side of the cobbled courtyard is the chapel, where we discover an array of recently restored 17th century frescoes, the timeless art of the icon along with a beautifully carved icon wall. On the other side is a small gift shop where one can purchase handicrafts made by the nuns.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Monastery of St. John, Greece

We continue through a labyrinth of atmospheric lanes winding their way to the foot of the Monastery of St. John the Theologian built in the 11th century. Here one can get a glimpse of monastic life and absorb timeless history 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 including a work attributed to El Greco.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cave of Apocalypse, Near Skala Patmos, 855 00 Greece

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 the 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 become a place of worship and an important destination for pilgrims.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Grikos Beach, Grikos 855 00 Greece

Grikos Bay is located in the south east side of the island. Grikos is a popular place to have a rest or a coffe break before to return back to the ship.

It is characteristically calm, even during August

It has the longest beach, with natural tree shadows and crystal clear water. There is a small island just opposite Grikos bay that is populated by goats and their shepherds.

Duration: 30 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up form your cruise Ship according to your arrival details

  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English Speaking Driver
  • All taxes
  • Meals & personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Skala Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Monastery of St. John
  • Entry/Admission - Cave of Apocalypse
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Open Hours: Evangelismos is opened Monday till Thursday & Saturday & Sunday : 09.00 - 11.00
  • Open hours: Monastery & caves : daily 08.00 - 13.30 & Thursday, Thursday, Saturday 16.00 - 18.00
  • Open hours: Zoodochou Pigis: daily : 08.00 - 13.30
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We can customize the tour according to your arrival & departure details
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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