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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€ to be paid on the spot) for a half an hour, and further on to the village of Chora, where they will visit the famous monastery of St.John (entrance free of 4€ to be paid on the spot) and 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.
35,00 € Boat tickets
52,00 € Boat tickets +tour to the monastery
Departure from Pythagorion 8:00
Arrival in Patmos 10:30
Departure from Patmos 16:00
Arrival in Pythagorion 18:30