Shore Excursion Patmos: Visit the Grotto of Apocalypses & Saint John Monastery

Shore Excursion Patmos: Visit the Grotto of Apocalypses & Saint John Monastery

This Private Shore excursion in Patmos is a great opportunity to visit the Grotto of the Apocalypse the frescoes to the left of the entrance portray the miracles and travels of St. John the Evangelist, as written by Prochorus, a supposed disciple. The fresco to the right of the entrance portrays St. John's battle with the priest of Apollo at Patmos, who the story says was called Kynops. St. John threw Kynops into the water of the harbor at Skala, and Kynops turned to stone. The rock is still pointed out as a local landmark in the harbor. The next visit is the Monastery of St. John and The Chapel of Virgin Mary: 12th century frescoes were uncovered by 1956 earthquake that shattered the 17th century coverings.

You will walk at the narrow streets of Chora of Patmos and you will have a coffee break at Grikos Bay


Monastery of Saint John & the Museum

Cave of the Apocalypse

Convent of Evangelismos

Convent of Zoodochos Pigi & Museum

Chora Town of patmos

Grikos bay

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Our driver pick you up form the port of Skala taking the coastal road passing the South end of the island to the Convent of Evangelismos, which lays in a beautiful setting surrounded by well-kept gardens with a spectacular view over the bay of Kipi. The original chapel of St. Luke dates from 1613 and the Convent itself was founded in 1937. We have the opportunity to see a wonderful collection of frescoes painted by the nun Olympia who died within the last decade. This large Convent is a wonderful example of ecclesiastical architecture and houses an exhibition where examples of handicrafts made by the nuns can be purchased.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chora Patmos, Chora, 855 00 Greece

We continue to the old village of Chora.

A short walk through the winding cobbled streets of Chora will lead us to the tiny Convent of Zoodochos Pigi built in 1607. On one side of the cobbled courtyard is the chapel, where we discover an array of recently restored 17th century frescoes, the timeless art of the icon along with a beautifully carved icon wall. On the other side is a small gift shop where one can purchase handicrafts made by the nuns.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Monastery of St. John, Greece

We continue through a labyrinth of atmospheric lanes winding their way to the foot of the Monastery of St. John the Theologian built in the 11th century. Here one can get a glimpse of monastic life and absorb timeless history through the magnificent ecclesiastical artifacts of its museum. Among the Monastery's treasures are frescoes of the founder Christodoulos and miracles of St. John, ancient documents dating from the 6th century, vestments, silverware and numerous icons including a work attributed to El Greco.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

After a short coach ride we arrive at the Cave of the Apocalypse - home to the birth of the Book of Revelation, the last book in the Holy Bible. In 95AD, at the time of the persecution of the Christians, St. John was exiled to the Island of Patmos where the vision of the Revelation was revealed to him in this small cave which has now become a place of worship and an important destination for pilgrims.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Grikos Beach, Grikos 855 00 Greece

Grikos Bay is located in the south east side of the island. Grikos is a popular place to have a rest or a coffe break before to return back to the ship.

It is characteristically calm, even during August

It has the longest beach, with natural tree shadows and crystal clear water. There is a small island just opposite Grikos bay that is populated by goats and their shepherds.

Duration: 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Open Hours: Evangelismos is opened Monday till Thursday & Saturday & Sunday : 09.00 - 11.00"
"Open hours: Monastery & caves : daily 08.00 - 13.30 & Thursday, Thursday, Saturday 16.00 - 18.00"
"Open hours: Zoodochou Pigis: daily : 08.00 - 13.30"
"We can customize the tour according to your arrival & departure details"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Post Covid 19 Policy on our vehicles Sedan: Maximum of 2 passengers in a sedan car and 4 passengers in a Minivan to secure social distance between tourists. For families with children, no limitations apply. All our tours will be Private tours to secure maximum hygiene. Vehicles will be sanitiazed before every pick-up. Hand sanitizing done before departure and after every major stop during the day. Tourists should wear facemasks. Fresh trash bag will be in every vehicle and waste will be destroyed at the end of every tour."
"Free of charge / complimentary face masks and hand sanitizers"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"

Duración: 4 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up form your cruise ship according to your arrival details


  • Port of Patmos Municipality, Patmos 855 00, Greece

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Licensed tour guide according to your selection
  • All taxes

No Incluye

  • Meals & personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Monastery of St. John
  • Entry/Admission - Cave of Apocalypse


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