Duration: 7 Hours
Pick up locations: Hotels, Port.
If you arrive in Patmos on a cruise ship, will meet your licensed tour guide at the pier to start your private tour.
Patmos is considered to be the island of divine intervention. It is one of the most spirituals islands in all of the Aegean.
What you can expect to see in Patmos on this half day tour…
The Chora was built like a labyrinth to keep the pirates away. It is full of many nice houses and little souvenir/authentic shops. The Chora was also the home city of Emmanuel Xanthos, who was one of the founding members of the Society of Friends. This secret society served as a revolutionary organization during the Greek War of Independence.
MONASTERY OF ST. JOHN:
The monastery resembles a fort more than an actual monastery. It was established in 1088 AD, and is heavily influenced by Byzantine architecture. The monastery is home to a library, established by Agios Christodoulos and a museum located next to the bakery. The library includes 2,000 volumes, 13,000 historic documents and 900 manuscripts and 30 of these manuscripts were passed on to the monastery by Christodoulos? successor. Some other valuable icons that the monastery houses include Savens, the collection of Nikiforos Laodikias, works of ecclesiastic father codes, biographies of Saints and Aristotle?s Accusations. This monastery is a must for all those who visit the islands.
CAVE OF APOCALYPSE:
In 2006 this cave was declared to be a World Heritage site by UNESCO. This is the exact cave where St. John received the visions of the Revelations and wrote the last book of the bible. No photography is allowed and there are seven silver lamps hung in the cave. The largest on of these is above the place where St. John supposedly slept using a rock as a pillow that still exists in the cave. Today, a monk sits on the rock and tells the story of the Apocalypse and how the book was written.
The highest point on the island offers the best view. 296 m above sea level, on a clear day visitors can see as far as Turkey. If visitors are up for a little climb, than this is a perfect destination to get a breathtaking view of the island and surroundings.
In the end of the tour, you will be driven back to Patmos Port.
Note: No shorts or bare shoulders are permitted in the Monastery. Typically ladies must wear skirts and are offered a wrap to wear around the waist if a skirt is not worn. Please come prepared or you may be turned away.
Private Vehicle, fuels, tolls (wherever exist), parking fee, English-speaking driver, Professional English or French-speaking guide, insurance covery of the passengers up to ?500,000 in total, VAT and all taxes.
*Entrance fees in archaeological and historical sites, hotel accommodation wherever needed, beverages and meals.
St John s Cave and Monastery – per person 7 euro
Sundays or Holidays: * Supplement per vehicle 140 euro
* Charge for driver and tour guide based on labor legislation in Greece.
* NOTE: !!! Our Guides are LICENSED and Members of the Union official Guides in Greece.
** NOTE: !!! Our Drivers are Professionals and English speaking.
Please note that not allowed Taxi drivers, Minivan drivers and Bus drivers to do the job of the tour guides, this is prohibited by Greek law.
The tour guide profession is protected by the Greek legislation
Our Company from its establishment until now, works only with official, professional, licensed tour guides.
Please note that in case you may wish to book a private tour through our website, in no way means that you are obliged to follow the exact route of showing the proposed tour.
You have the ability to change the order of the sites, to remove or add attractions, provided it does not exceed the time duration and distances that you have already booked.
We are flexible to any changes that you may wish during your private tour, our aim is your complete satisfaction.
Our drivers and our licensed tour guides are at your disposal in order to provide you with the best service.
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