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Tour of Art and History of Patmos

Art and History of Patmos tour includes

- Pick up from Patmos Port or from your hotel
- Explore traditional houses monasteries in Chora,
- visit the House of Simandiris a traditional house,
- the Mansion of Nikolaidis; a historical homestead,
  Windmills, drive through Grikos to Skala Port,
- By the end of the tour, drive back to Patmos Port or
  to your hotel.

Duration: approx. 3 hours
Patmos Island Tour
The Grotto of St. John - Patmos Island Tour


Our main destination is the old village of Chora, the island's capital, which stands high on the hilltop looking down over the port of Skala. From here we will have the opportunity to photograph the breathtaking panoramic view, learn a little about the islands historical background and discover the stunning architecture of houses dating

from the fifteen to eighteen hundreds. After a short walk through the winding cobbled streets we arrive at the House of Simandiris. Here we will have the unique experience of seeing the interior of a traditional Patmian house along with antique furniture, embroidery, and paintings collected over 8 generations of the Simandiris family members. Just around the corner is the tiny Convent of Zoodoho Pigis (The Spring of life) built in

The Holy Cave in Patmos - Patmos Island Tour
1607. On one side of the cobbled courtyard is the chapel, where we discover an array of recently restored 17th century frescoes, the timeless art of the icon along with a beautifully carved icon wall. On the other is a small gift shop where one can purchase handicrafts made by the nuns.
Monastery of The Apocalypse of Patmos - Patmos Island Tour

We will then continue by foot through a labyrinth of atmospheric lanes winding their way past the foot of the Monastery of St. John to the Mansion of Nikolaidis. This historical homestead has recently been restored under the supervision of the Greek Ministry of Culture to protect Byzantine Antiquities. After the fifteen hundreds Patmos enjoyed an influx of rather wealthy ship owners and merchants who built large luxurious houses

displaying their powerful class and allowing them protection against numerous pirate attacks. The Nikolaidis Mansion, built in the seventeen hundreds, is a wonderful example of these grand homesteads and houses - an excellent exhibition showing not only the islanders way of life but also a varied collection of local archeological finds.

On the ground floor we find storerooms for foodstuffs, a cooking area with its original fourno (oven), water tanks for the collection of rainwater and its own private chapel named after St. Nickolas. Three staircases lead to the 2nd floor where we find verandas, the formal reception room and the sleeping area, along with a magnificent ambataros (a separating wooden partition), decorated with traditional folk painting.
Monastery of The Apocalypse of Patmos - Patmos Island Tour
The ambataros was a grand status symbol of the time. Before returning to the port of Skala we conclude our tour with refreshments in a beautiful environment with a spectacular view. A bit of shopping in Chora is also an option!
Monastery of The Apocalypse of Patmos - Patmos Island Tour


Transfer via ship's tender to Scala, a traditional fishing village with gaily-painted boasts lining its quays. Board your private vehicle and travel inland, crossing rolling, barren hills to the island's apex, where you enjoy panoramic views of the countryside and bay.

- Visiting Patmos includes walking over uneven and cobblestone surfaces with inclines and steps. Comfortable walking shoes, comfortable clothing, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries.
- Temperatures can reach extreme highs during summer months; we recommend that you drink a lot of water and use suitable sun protection.


- The tour includes the professional licensed tour guide, all entrance fees, private air-conditioned transportation and VAT.
- Approximate time to reach to Chora is 20 minutes.
- Rates are based on per person.

2 pax 4 pax 6 pax 8 pax 10 pax

209 Euro pp 135 Euro pp 110 Euro pp 95 Euro pp 75 Euro pp
- As the number of participant increases the certain amount of discount will be applied.
- Please contact us for your group requests.
- Children 0-6 ages are free.


- If you book any tour in Patmos together with any Ephesus tour, then you will have per person 5 % discount on your Ephesus tour.


- In the event of cancellation, written notice must be received by Meander Travel at least three days before the arrival in order to receive the full refund.
- In the event of no show, 100% cancellation fee will apply.


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