Guided Shore Excursion Patmos to the most Religious Highlights

Guided Shore Excursion Patmos to the most Religious Highlights

This private shore excursion in Patmos offers a unique opportunity to explore the Grotto of the Apocalypse. The frescoes adorning the left of the entrance vividly depict the miracles and travels of St. John the Evangelist, chronicled by Prochorus, a supposed disciple.

On the right side, another fresco captures St. John's legendary battle with the priest of Apollo in Patmos. The journey continues with a visit to the Monastery of St. John and the Chapel of the Virgin Mary. 12th-century frescoes, hidden beneath 17th-century coverings, were revealed by the earthquake of 1956, offering a glimpse into the island's rich history. Conclude your excursion with a leisurely walk through the narrow streets of Chora in Patmos before transfer you back to the ship

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Skala, Skala, Patmos, Dodecanese, South Aegean

Meet your private driver at Skala port to start an amazing shore excursion

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Cave of Apocalypse, Near Skala Patmos, 855 00 Greece

We arrive at the Cave of the Apocalypse. More specifically in the “Holy Cave of the Apocalypse”, which still exists, John the Evangelist spoke with God and He recited the holy book of Revelation that John recorded with the help of his student Prohoros. This book has caused admiration and awe among the faithful Christians who find it prophetic and come from the ends of the world to visit and worship this place.
After this memorable tour, you’ll embark the car for the short ride back to the port.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Monastery of St. John, Greece

We continue our visit to the foot of the Monastery of St. John the Theologian. It looks like a Byzantine castle and was built like a fortress. Its presence is overwhelming. It was founded in 1088 by Ossios Christodoulos following a grant by the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I. Komnenos. The monastery’s walls are over 15 meters high, its length from north to south is 53 meters and from east to west 70 meters. It seems even larger when you stand at the entrance, noticing its thick walls and heavily reinforced door.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Simantiri Masnion, Greece

Our journey concludes with a visit to the 300-year-old Simandris House, offering a glimpse into a rich collection of antiques and architecture. This residence presents a fascinating blend of Oriental tradition and Western fashion favored in the 19th century.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chora Patmos, Chora, 855 00 Greece

Chora of Patmos is absolutely gorgeous. Every narrow street is a photoshoot in and of itself. Stroll through the winding cobbled streets of Chora and cobbled streets of this delightful little village which built according to the typical Aegean style mingle with the superb mansions & the snow-white chapels and the flowered courtyards which effectively surrounds the well-known Monastery of St John which doesn’t to have changed over the centuries.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Skala, Skala, Patmos, Dodecanese, South Aegean

At the end of the tour drop you off back to Skala port to embark to your ship

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"One day prior to your tour we will send you the driver's details."
"Please note that due to changes in the visits hours of the monasteries the program will be modified accordingly"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Hora de Inicio:
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Tour with Licensed Guide
12/7/2021 - 8/4/2025
Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 02:30 PM

Duración: 3 To 4 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered


  • Skala 855 00, Greece

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Pick up & drop off from your cruise ship or hotel
  • Private car with English speaking driver
  • Licensed tour guide accompanying
  • 1 Bottle of water / per person

No Incluye

  • Entry/Admission fee is not included
  • Gratuities (optional)


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