PATMOS Monastery and St John's Cave

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Our guide will meet you at the port with a Shore2Shore sign.


The island of Patmos is located in the northwest corner of the Dodecanese archipelago in the Aegean Sea between the islands of Ikaria and Leros.


Our first visit will be to the Monastery of St John, located at the top of the hill, in the middle of the picturesque white houses that form a surprising contrast under its imposing presence. It was built by Christodoulos Santisima, Servant of Christ, in 1088. It has thick walls crowned with a total of eight chapels. It has a stone patio, with arches through which we can see the frescoes that adorn the entrance to the chapel.


The museum houses a magnificent collection of jewels, crowns and crosses. In addition, there are old writings dating back to 1073, religious icons and paintings, including an original by El Greco.


We will continue the tour with the visit to the Grotto of St John, built around the cave where St John lived for two years while writing the Apocalypse (d.D 95/97). It is said that he received his revelation in this cave and wrote the last book of the New Testament.


After this impressive visit, we will head towards the village of Chora at the foot of the monastery, where you can enjoy free time to walk among the beautiful corridors and paths.


Then, we will go to the port of Skala where our excursion will end.


Return to the port.



SUPPLEMENTS to pay on the spot:

  • Monastery and Caves: € 6.00 / person


  • Easy / Panoramic / Cultural Level
  • It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes. Free time to walk among the beautiful halls and roads.
  • People with reduced mobility, who use a wheelchair must be accompanied by another person who can help them. Please use folding wheelchairs, since buses do not have elevators or ramps.