The Cave of the Apocalypse & The Monastery of St. John
Patmos is situated 32 miles south of Samos. Famous for its religious past, Patmos is the island where Saint John the Theologian wrote the Book of Revelation (the Apocalypse). Today, this beautiful island with the spiritual vibes is a popular religious destination, with pilgrims coming to visit the Monastery of Saint John and the Cave of Apocalypse. These two monuments are the most important sightseeing in Patmos.
The monastery was established by Agios Christodoulos after the donation of Alexios Komnenos I in 1088.The highlights of the monastery include a library, historic documents, manuscripts, biographies of saints and others. The museum houses valuable objects that constitute the treasury of the monastery. The cave of the Apocalypse was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in the year 2006.
Saint John made the cave his home during his exile by the Roman Emperor Domitian and as a result, the cave became the center of his revelation, which he dictated to his disciple Prohorus and this led to the creation of the Book of the Apocalypse, or Revelation, the last book of the Bible.
Bus transfer from hotels / hotels inside Pythagorio without transfer
Boat departs at 08.00
Sail to Patmos approx. 2 ½ hrs
Depart Patmos port
( optional tour )
Drive to the Cave 15 min
Visit the Cave of the Apocalypse 30 min
Drive to the Monastery 10 min
Visit the Monastery of St. John and the museum 75 min
Optionally during the tour : Lunch at Aloni restaurant 75 min , rest of the group goes directly to the port of scala
After the tour and around 20 minutes of free time , guests return to Skala port , where they can spend remaining time with a walk at harbor , rest and have a lunch ( for those that did not visit the Aloni restaurant ) .
Tour is a total of 2 hours 30 min (optionally with the Aloni restaurant 3 hours and 15 min)
The boat departs at 15.20 hrs for Pythagorio, where it will arrive at 18.00 hrs
Bus transfer (if booked )
Official guide in Patmos (if booked )
you may book the tour without the guiding in the monastery
Full day Patmos Tour
from 38 € / Person