B04 Remote Chapels
This tour is for those Who want to discover the peaceful serene atmosphere that makes Patmos so unique. The tour will take you into the most distant corners of the island’s countryside to visit three small chapels and to experience the mystical harmony that exists between spirit and nature.
The tour Starts from the port Of Skala where a mini•bus Will transport us along the southern coastal road to the picturesque green valley of Sicamya. Here lays a tiny chapel surrounded by orange and palm trees. Renowned as one of the island’s oldest
chapels, it has a small adjoining cave where St. John was said to have baptized his followers. The atmosphere of both the valley and the chapel’s interior are a rare treat.
From here we Will drive to the northern part Of the island past the village Of Kampos and through some of the island’s most beautiful unspoiled landscape arriving at the fertile valley Of Kalogeron (meadow Of the monks) on the northwest coast. Taking us back in time we see fields still being farmed with traditional methods, a thrashing circle, livestock and a beach With small fishing boats. Here we Will visit the hermitage and chapel of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary built in 1798 and home to the monks parthenios partheniadis (1798) and Amphilochios (1883).
Our next stop will be the chapel of St. Nikolaos (patron saint of the sea), about a 10 minute drive in a westerly direction, through powerful rugged rocky landscape. Here we Will discover the wonders Of fresco and icon painting, With walls and ceiling covered in biblical imagery.
Our tour culminates With refreshments in a perfect setting With one the most charming and mystical seascape views of the island. The bus will then retum to the port of Skala.
|From||To||Element & Description||Details & Remarks||Duration|
|00:00||00:10||Depart for Chapel Sicamya||Transfer by motor coach||00:10|
|00:10||00:40||Visit of the Chapel Sicamya||Guided visit||00:30|
|00:40||01:00||Drive to Meadow of the monks||Transfer by motor coach||00:20|
|01:00||01:50||Visit of the Meadow of the monks||Guided visit||00:50|
|01:50||02:00||Drive to the Chapel of St. Nikolaos||Transfer by motor coach||00:10|
|02:00||02:30||Visit the Chapel of St. Nikolaos||Guided visit||00:30|
|02:30||02:45||Drive to Vagia||Transfer by motor coach||00:15|
|02:45||03:15||Refreshments at Cafe Vagia||Break||00:30|
|03:15||03:30||Return to the port, Skala town||Transfer by motor coach||00:15|