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From Samos: Day Trip to Patmos Island

Product ID: 150074
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Spend the day on the beautiful island of Patmos and visit the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Cave of the Apocalypse where the saint received the visions he recorded in the Book of Revelation.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German

Pick-up service

Pick-up possible from your hotel or nearest point, if located between Kokkari, Samos and Pythagorion.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the beautiful island of Patmos
  • Discover where Saint John of Patmos had the visions that formed the Book of Revelation
  • Get some free time to explore the village of Chora and the town and harbor at Skala
Full description
Depart Samos from the port of Pythagorion and relax on the 2.5-hour crossing to the island of Patmos, 32 miles to the south. Upon arrival, take a guided bus tour to the Cave of the Apocalypse, where John of Patmos is said to have received the visions he later recorded in the New Testament Book of Revelation.

Continue to the village of Chora to explore the historic Monastery of Saint John the Theologian for 1 hour. Marvel at the fortress-like building, built by the soldier-priest John Christodoulos after the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos gifted the island to him in the 11th century.

See rare texts and ancient iconostasis in the museum and get a staggering view of the island from the monastery complex at the top of the hill. Return to the town of Skala, where you can find a nice spot for lunch and explore in your own time before the return crossing to Samos in the afternoon.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off, if located between Kokkari, Samos and Pythagorion
  • Boat trip
  • Transportation by bus on Patmos island
  • Guided tour of the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse
  • Free time in Chora and Skala
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees for the monastery and cave (€6 per person in total)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Bring cash for the entrance tickets to the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse
• Hotel pick-up starts 1 hour before departure
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Product ID: 150074