Beautiful Island Patmos

The Cave of the Apocalypse & The Monastery of St. John

Patmos is situated 32 miles south of Samos and is dominated by the imposing Monastery of St.’ John, standing at the top of the Hill above the harbor.

Leaving from the port of Pythagorion at 08:00 you reach this beautiful island after 2 1/2 hours of cruising. This tiny island is part of a submerged volcano and is revered because of St.John who spent his exile here in AD 92. It is said that St John wrote part of the Bible on Patmos, known as the Revelations and (as it is also claimed) the Fourth Gospel.

Dominating the island is the great Monastery, a powerful fortress-like building, which houses some famous scripts and icons, some of which are very rare. The view of Patmos from the Monastery is quite spectacular.

Upon arrival , an optional guided tour will begin and guests will be taken by motor-coach , with the assistance of an experienced guide to the Apocalypses Cave (entrance free of 2 euros to be paid on the spot) for a half an hour visit , and further on to the village of Chora, where they will visit the famous monastery of St.John and the museum (entrance free of 4 euros to be paid on the spot for the museum) for an one hour visit and guiding.

After the tour and around 20 minutes of free time , guests return to Skala , where they can spend remaining time with a walk at harbor , rest and have a lunch .


  • Depart Patmos port
  • Drive to Cave (15 min)
  • Drive to Cave (15 min)
  • Drive to Monastery (10 min)
  • Visit Monastery of St. John and museum (75 min)
  • Optionally: Lunch at Aloni restaurant 75 min , rest go directly to scala
  • Return drive to Patmos port, Skala 20 min

Total 2 hours 30 min (optionally with the Aloni restaurant 3 hours and 15 min)

The ferry returns at 16.00 hrs to Pythagorion, where it will arrive approx. 18.30 hrs.

Service: Beautiful Island Patmos

  • Αdult Price 35,00 € Only boat (return)
  • Αdult Price 52,50 € Tour including monastery guiding
  • Entrance fees
  • Transfer to Samos port is offered with extra cost

You may book just the boat or boat and the tour to the monastery.

Full day Beautiful Island Patmos Tour
from 35€ / Person


  • July: Week Days
  • August: Daily and Weekends