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St. Johns Monastery and Panoramic Patmos | OM02

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St. Johns Monastery and Panoramic Patmos

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Starting from $109 USD / Adult
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Venture within the towering walls of St. John’s Monastery to explore its battlements and religious history. This castle-like Byzantine structure looms in stark contrast to the gleaming white homes that rest below its dark façade. Built by the monk Christodoulos in 1088, it has remained in continuous operation, surviving epic raids by Norman pirates in the 11th and 12th centuries. Inside, countless treasures are safeguarded, including a magnificent collection of jeweled chalices, crowns and crosses, ancient transcriptions by Aristotle and masterful artwork by El Greco. Continue to the Grotto of St. John, built around a sacred cave where the disciple is said to have composed the Book of Revelation. Conclude your excursion with a panoramic drive along the jagged coastline of Patmos, where jutting spits of land stretch far into the deep-blue sea. Enjoy a full day immersed in the historical, religious and natural wonders of this amazing Greek Isle.
HighlightsShow
  • Examine priceless artwork and religious artifacts kept safe within the walls of St. John’s Monastery, set high atop the village of Chora.
  • Visit the Grotto of St. John, a sacred cave where the exiled disciple lived for two years while composing the Book of Revelation.
  • Take in the natural beauty of Patmos on a narrated drive that winds along the island’s rugged coastline.
What to BringShow
  • KeyCard and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Sun protection
What to WearShow
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Conservative attire required
Important NotesShow
  • Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over various even surfaces with a steep incline and 150+ steps to enter the monastery & 5-7 steps to enter the cave.
  • Tour is considered moderate to strenuous.
  • No exposed shoulders or knees.
  • No tank tops or shorts.
  • This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or in wheelchairs.
  • Transportation provided is the best available on the island.
Location Patmos, GreecePatmos, Greece
Tour Code OM02OM02
Duration3.00 Hours3.00 Hours
Activity Level#Strenuous#Strenuous
#This tour utilizes an audio system that provides guests with headset units to use during the tour.  These units will assist the users with hearing the narration provided by the guides.  Units are to be returned at the conclusion of the tour program.
#Conservative attire is recommended when going ashore on this tour. No exposed shoulders or knees. Short pants and tank tops are not acceptable.
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