+30 22470 31205

Skala, Patmos 85500

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SKALA , PATMOS 85500 +30 22470 31205

Tour Overview

C04 Full Day Island Tour

An air-conditioned coach will start from the port of Skala and drive half way up the mountain to the Cave of St. John to visit the most important site of the island. Here is where St John the Theologian wrote the Revelation, the last book of the New Testament. Once visited we will continue to the Monastery of St. John. Christodoulos, Servant of Christ, built the Monastery in 1088. Its castle like structure crowned all around with battlements has a total of eight chapels inside. Once entering the courtyard one can see the Intricately designed frescoes adorning the main chapel entrance.

The Monastery’s museum houses a magnificent collection of jeweled chalices, crowns and crosses. In addition, amongst the many icons and religious paintings there is an original El Greco painting which is one of his first. The library, which unfortunately is not open to the public, has many ancient books exhibited in the museum.

After leaving the Monastery on top of the hill, a short walk into the old town will bring you to the doorstep of a Patmian house from the 18th Century. Next to it, one will visit the active Nun’s Monastery. Both sites will give you an idea of how one lives today in Chora. Time will be given for the opportunity to take photos in the narrow streets of the old town. On return to the coach a trip to a restaurant of choice will be arranged.

After lunch the tour continues by following the coastal road back to the port via Grikos Bay on way to the North part of the island which is the agricultural area. During the leisurely drive a complete image can form on how the beautiful inlets and tranquil beaches appeal to the many guests that visit Patmos.

The last site is the bay of Lambi where the beach with its colorful stones gives a small souvenir to take home with us.

Last minute shopping can be done after the coach returns you to the port.

From To Element & Description Details & Remarks Duration
00:00 00:10 Depart for the Cave of Apocalypse Transfer by motor coach 00:10
00:10 00:40 Visit the Cave of Apocalypse Guided visit 00:30
00:40 00:50 Depart for the Monastery Transfer by motor coach 00:10
00:50 02:05 Visit of the Monastery of St.John Guided visit 01:15
02:05 02:55 Visit Simandiris' House & Chora Guided visit 00:50
02:55 03:05 Visit of the windmils Scenic drive by coach 00:10
03:05 04:25 Lunch Break 01:20
04:25 05:10 Depart for the Lambi bay Scenic drive by coach 00:45
05:10 05:45 Return to the port Transfer by motor coach 00:35

Key Highlights

Monastery of St. John incl. museum

Cave of the Apocalypse

House of Simandris

Chora Town

Grikos Bay



Duration: approx. 6 hours

Category: Religious, Historical

Available languages: English, Dutch, German, Swedish, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Greek

Activity Difficulty Level: moderate


Some walking

Uphill, cobblestone pathways

Partial accessibility for the disabled

Informations Sights

Opening hours Monastery & Cave: Daily 08:00-13:30 & Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday 16:00-18:00 Simandiris: Daily 09:00-13:00

Entrances: Monastery € 5 pp, Cave € 3 pp, Simandiris € 4 pp

Dress code: shoulders and knees covered

Restroom facilities available

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