Private Tour Patmos to the most Religious Highlights

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Book this wonderful religious shore excursion in Patmos so that to have the chance to visit the most famous Monasteries in Patmos. You will visit the Convent of Evangelismos, Zoodochos Pigi , the Monastery of St. John the Theologian, and the Cave of the Apocalypse – home to the birth of the Book of Revelation. In your tour you will have the opportunity to see a unique collection of frescoes, and in the monasteries you will find handicrafts made by the nuns that can be purchased. And nevertheless, you will have time to wander around the narrow streets of the old village of Chora before we transfer you back to the port.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Private Tours Greece

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We leave 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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chora Patmos

Chora of Patmos is absolutely gorgeous. Every narrow street is a photoshoot in and of itself. Stroll through the winding cobbled streets of Chora and cobbled streets of this delightful little village which built according to the typical Aegean style mingle with the superb mansions & the snow-white chapels and the flowered courtyards which effectively surrounds the well-known Monastery of St John which doesn’t to have changed over the centuries.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Zoodochos Pigi

The 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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Monastery of St. John

We continue our visit to the foot of the Monastery of St. John the Theologian. It looks like a Byzantine castle and was built like a fortress. Its presence is overwhelming. It was founded in 1088 by Ossios Christodoulos following a grant by the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I. Komnenos. The monastery’s walls are over 15 meters high, its length from north to south is 53 meters and from east to west 70 meters. It seems even larger when you stand at the entrance, noticing its thick walls and heavily reinforced door.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cave of Apocalypse

After a short ride we arrive at the Cave of the Apocalypse. More specifically in the “Holy Cave of the Apocalypse”, which still exists, John the Evangelist spoke with God and He recited the holy book of Revelation that John recorded with the help of his student Prohoros. This book has caused admiration and awe among the faithful Christians who find it prophetic and come from the ends of the world to visit and worship this place. After this memorable tour, you’ll embark the car for the short ride back to the port.

Duration: 30 minutes
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