Saturday, May 5, 2012

Boat tour options: Patmos

Here's one of the set of tours the cruise ship will offer us:

Patmos, Greece St. John’s Monastery & Grotto of Apocalypse (PAT – 01)

Adult: 52.00€/Child: 32.00 €/Half Day Tour

Depart from the port of Scala and enjoy a short drive to the village of Chora, where the Monastery of St. John is built within the walls of a strong fortification. As you walk uphill towards the entrance of the monastery marvel at this magnificent structure, which was built 900 years ago. View the courtyard, the monks’ dining room and the old bakery before you visit the main church noted for its outstanding frescoes and interior decoration. Next, visit the small museum where priceless ecclesiastical treasures,


books, manuscripts, mosaics, icons, splendid medieval textiles, vestments and jewellery are housed. Return to your motor coach and continue to the nearby Grotto of the Apocalypse. Walk down the steps to the Grotto of the Apocalypse. Here you will see the niches in the wall that mark the pillow and ledge used as a desk by the author of the Book of the Revelation and the crack in the rock made by the voice of God honouring the Holy Trinity. Afterwards, drive back to the port of Scala and enjoy some free time in this quaint and picturesque town. REMARKS: Tour not suitable for passengers with walking difficulties.


Scenic Island Tour (PAT – 02)

Adult: 41.00 €/Child: 26.00 €/Half Day Tour

An interesting scenic island tour has been designed for those passengers who prefer to discover the beauties of Patmos from the comfort of an air-conditioned motor coach. Start the tour from the port of Scala and drive to the central part of the island “Chora” which is the location of the Majestic Byzantine Monastery of St. John the Divine, built in 1088. Your sightseeing will first bring you to the Grotto of the Apocalypse, and then to the windmills of Chora, once upon a time the landmark of all Aegean Islands, from where you will enjoy a beautiful view and have the chance to take photos. Afterwards, continue around the island to see its landscape of outstanding natural beauty comprising of rocky hills, dozens of tongues of land reaching out into the sea, tranquil beaches and many picturesque inlets. Before arriving at the port, a stop of 10 minutes is made at the square at Kambos in the north part of island. The tour ends at the port of Scala to enjoy free time in the quaint and picturesque little town.

A refreshment or a coffee will be offered at Arion Cafι, the oldest and most beautiful cafι of the town.

Looks like you'll need to pick which tour (and you should go on a tour--50 Euros isn't that much compared to getting that far around the world...just pay up, go see great stuff, be happy).
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  1. Anonymous Says:

    Love to see and experience the culture and history of this place. A boat tour sounds really good and you will get to see the beautiful scenery around the island. I love the corryvreckan cruising before but this one is a place that must be visited this year.

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