Patmos today is vastly different to how it was in the days of the Apostle John – from prison to paradise, and in a way, mirroring the gospel story. But regardless of the cultural changes, the beaches, rocks, cave and setting sun over the Aegeon Sea remain timeless, rather like the message of Revelation. Join us on this extension tour as we explore the place where John received the vision that is our hope and our future.
Port of Piraeus, Athens, Greece
Our tour today starts in Athens. After some free time we board our overnight ferry to Patmos, on which we have comfortable berths for sleeping. We arrive at Patmos in the early hours of the morning.
Overnight—Ferry on-route to Patmos.
This morning we begin our tour of Patmos—visiting the Holy Cave of the Apocalypse, the traditional site where John received his vision, followed by the 11th century monastery of St John. We enjoy the laid back island culture and watch a sunset over the water tonight.
Overnight – Patmos.
Today is a free day to enjoy Patmos—visit the beaches, cafes, or enjoy some time reflecting on the experience of John nearly 2000 years ago, and the significance of the vision that he received. After a restful day we board our ferry tonight and settle into our cabins for morning arrive in Athens.
Overnight—Ferry on-route to Athens.
After a relaxing start to our Greece and Turkey tour we arrive in Athens around breakfast time, ready to meet up with the rest of our tour group to begin the Footsteps of Paul and Seven Churches Tour (see separate brochure).