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

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

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Skala, Greece

From USD
$85.99

This Private Shore excursion in Patmos is a great opportunity to visit the Grotto of the Apocalypse the frescoes to the left of the entrance portray the miracles and travels of St. John the Evangelist, as written by Prochorus, a supposed disciple ... More info ›

This Private Shore excursion in Patmos is a great opportunity to visit the Grotto of the Apocalypse the frescoes to the left of the entrance portray the miracles and travels of St. John the Evangelist, as written by Prochorus, a supposed disciple. The fresco to the right of the entrance portrays St. John's battle with the priest of Apollo at Patmos, who the story says was called Kynops. St. John threw Kynops into the water of the harbor at Skala, and Kynops turned to stone. The rock is still pointed out as a local landmark in the harbor. The next visit is the Monastery of St. John and The Chapel of Virgin Mary: 12th century frescoes were uncovered by 1956 earthquake that shattered the 17th century coverings.

You will walk at the narrow streets of Chora of Patmos and you will have a coffee break at Grikos Bay

HIGHLIGHT:

Monastery of Saint John & the Museum

Cave of the Apocalypse

Convent of Evangelismos

Convent of Zoodochos Pigi & Museum

Chora Town of patmos

Grikos bay

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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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