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Daily Life at the Monastery of Evangelismos

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Starting from $189 USD / Adult
Discover the humble, and yet surprisingly artful, lives of the approximately 100 nuns who live and work at the historic Monastery of Evangelismos. Marvel at the beauty of this home to the devout built in 1613 that offers spectacular views of the Bay of Gardens. Stroll along private pathways taken by the nuns each day; witness their vibrant gardens; and learn how they make fresh honey and sweet fruit liquors. You’ll also have the opportunity to watch them perform a Byzantine needlework art, called “spitha”, which means spark. Soak up the humble and quite beautiful aspects of monastic life before embarking to the nearby town of Chora for a guided stroll. Visit the traditional house of Simandiris and pop into Aloni, a favorite local tavern to enjoy a traditional snack. Enjoy a glimpse of monastic life and a taste of Grecian hospitality on this enlightening excursion.
  • Enjoy a rare glimpse at the lives of the nuns who tend for the Monastery of Evangelismos.
  • Learn how the nuns produce honey, fruit liquors and beautifully crafted needlework.
  • Visit the traditional house of Simandiris.
  • Stroll through the town of Chora and enjoy snack at a local tavern.
What to BringShow
  • KeyCard and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Local currency
What to WearShow
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Conservative attire required
Important NotesShow
  • This tour is not suitable for full-time wheelchair/motorized scooter users.
  • Guests must be able to walk approximately 300 yards over uneven surfaces.
  • No tank tops or shorts.
  • No exposed knees or shoulders.
Location Patmos, GreecePatmos, Greece
Tour Code OM06OM06
Duration4.00 Hours4.00 Hours
Activity Level#Medium#Medium
#For guests who use collapsible wheelchairs or scooters. Guests must transfer from their wheelchair or scooter to board the motorcoach, usually 2 or 3 steps. Guests should be self-sufficient. If assistance is required, guests should travel with a companion.
#A light snack or refreshment is served on this excursion.
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