Up to 2 days
A day excursion in holy island of Patmos
Every Monday – Wednesday – Friday and Sunday from Lakki port.
** Dress code – Suitable clothes for Monastery (Shoulder and Knees covered).**
08.30 Depart the port of Lakki.
10.00 Arrival in port of Skala and enjoy a short journey to the village of Chora where the Monastery of St-John is built within the walls of a strong fortification. As you walk uphill towards the entrance of the Monastery marvel at this magnificent structure which was built 900 years ago, exceptional in its architecture. View the courtyard, the Monks’ dinning room and the old bakery before you visit the main church noting its outstanding frescoes and interior decoration. Next, see the priceless ecclesiastical treasures housed in the beautiful but small museum: books and manuscripts, mosaics, icons, splendid medieval textiles and vestments as well as jewellery. Return to your Motorcoach to continue on the nearby Grotto of the Apocalypse, where above stands the church the Apocalypse, a sub-unit of the main Monastery. Walk down the steps to visit the Grotto, where you will see the silver niches in the wall, that mark the pillow and ledge used as a desk by the author of the Book of Revelations as well as the three-fold crack made by the Voice of God emphasizing the honor of the Trinity. Afterwards, drive back to Scala on the opposite side to continue your trip towards Kambo village where you will stop for a drink of water or juice or coffee whatever you prefer. You then continue driving to reach to the traditional village of Lambi where you have lunch at a taverna, a greek pub, and enjoy your free time.
16.00 return to the port and depart to Leros.