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Spirit of Patmos

Patmos, Greece

Spirit of Patmos

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Explore two UNESCO World Heritage sites honoring the apostle Saint John, take a guided walking tour of Patmos and enjoy a delicious repast accompanied by folkloric dancing. Experience the Cave of the Apocalypse, where Saint John dictated The Book of Revelations and his Gospel during his exile. In Chora, you’ll view the arresting Monastery of Saint John, the richest in the Dodecanese, due to the patronage of Byzantine emperors and countless private contributors. Learn it is home to the 18th-century Theological School of Patmos, which still attracts students worldwide.


Tour the chapel containing Saint John’s relics, which is adorned with magnificent frescoes depicting his voyages and miracles. Marvel at the enthralling museum’s rare icons, chalices and vestments, as well as ancient manuscripts and 33 pages of an invaluable copy of Saint Mark’s Gospel written in the 6th century. Take a guided stroll through a neighborhood filled with the vacation homes of Athenians escaping their city’s hectic pace, and see 300-year-old Simandris House, which houses Asian and Western antiques. You’ll enjoy a sample of delectable mezes and quench your thirst with Greek wine or ouzo while enjoying a traditional Greek folk dance performance.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 1 ½ hours of moderate walking/standing, some of which is uphill. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Those who wish to stay in town after the tour’s end are responsible for making their way back to the pier. Participants must be at least 21 years of age to be served alcoholic beverages.

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Scenic & City Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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