6 Days – Departures:
29 July 2020
12 August 2020
02, 23 September 2020
Patmos is a unique place, lovable and touching. For a moment, you do not know whether the place witnesses the history, or whether history has created the place. And yet, in this place, the visions of the ultimate Apocalypse were created. These visions inspired St. John the Theologian to write the Book of Revelation that completes the New Testament, giving some of the bleakest descriptions of the Bible. The capital of the Municipality of Patmos is Chora, built on a hill where the Monastery of St. John the Theologian is located, a UNESCO World Heritage Monument since 1999. Other smaller settlements of the island are Skala, Kampos, Diakofti and Stavros. The island offers the visitor beautiful beaches and clean waters. It is a religious center of global interest and at the same time an ideal destination for holidaymakers who desire tranquility and a beautiful natural environment.
PIRAEUS – PATMOS
Meeting in Piraeus, board the ship and departure for the island of Patmos, the Holy Island of the Apocalypse.
Arrival in Patmos 03:00. Transportation and accommodation at the hotel in Skala. After breakfast we will begin from the Holy Cave of the Apocalypse where Saint John the Theologian wrote the Apocalypse. The Patmiada School is located behind the monastery, and was founded in 1713, functioned as an ecclesiastical school and was a center of Greek slaves. We will continue on the southwest side of the country to the Holy Monastery of the Annunciation of the Beloved Mother, built by the monk Nikiforos of Crete in 1613. The collection of icons of the Monastery dates from the 15th to the 17th century. Among the most recent icons of the Monastery are some made by the blessed sister Olympiada. We will visit the capital of the island, Chora. At the top of the island rises the majestic monastery of Saint John the Theologian. A visit to the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi. The Monastery was founded in 1607 by the Patmos hieromonk Parthenios Pagostas. Return to the hotel early in the afternoon. Overnight.
PATMOS – OPTIONAL LEIPSOI
Today we have our free day after we make the tour of the island, but we can make a nice cruise (expenses on your own) to the nearby and well known island of Leipsoi. There we will visit the church of Saint John the Theologian with the blue dome. Next we will visit the Madonna of Death where there is the miraculous image with the Virgin Mary, that every year from 1943 onwards the dry Lilies that are in front of the image bloom on their own and smell. We have free time for swimming in the famous beach of Liendou but also in other well-knowns, and food in the very beautiful fish taverns. In the afternoon we return to Patmos and free time. Overnight.
PATMOS – ROUND OF THE ISLAND
Breakfast at the hotel and then we will depart for Griko, where we will see the church of Agia Paraskevi of Kavos, of the 17th century. Grikos is a coastal settlement in a small valley 5 km southwest of Chora. We continue for the very fertile village of Kampos. Here are the churches of Virgin Mary of Apollo and Geranos. We will also visit the northern beach of Lampi with the colored pebbles. Return to Skala and free time.
PATMOS – PIRAEUS
Free day. Optionally you can make a day trip with the small boats to beautiful beaches and nearby islands such as Psili Ammos, Arkioi, Marathi, Makronisi, Aspronisi, Tiganakia, Platis Gialos (Leipsoi), but also the round of the island of Patmos, discovering wonderful and secluded coves of the island. Late at night we board the ship and depart for Piraeus.
In the morning arrival in Piraeus and end of excursion.
Price per person:
SKALA HOTEL 3*
|265 €||365 €|
*Child’s price is based on one child΄s stay (up to 10,99 yrs), in the same room with two (2) adults in an extra bed.
- Economy class ferry tickets Piraeus – Patmos – Piraeus.
- 4 overnights in a central 3* hotel with breakfast.
- Free lunch or dinner in a traditional tavern with local specialties.
- Excursions – tours as mentioned in the program.
- Liability insurance – professional liability.
- Leader – Escort of our office.
- Everything that is not explicitly mentioned in the program or referred to as optional or proposed.
- According to article 53 of Law 4389/2016, from January 1, 2018 all hotels and other tourist accommodation are required to charge tax in favor of the State, under the name “Residence tax”. This tax is not included in the prices of our pricelists or excursions, as it should be paid by the customer directly to the hotel with a separate Deed / receipt upon arrival or departure. The tax per room / per night is: Hotel 3* 1,50 € / Hotel 4* 3,00 € / Hotel 5* 4,00 €.