The Patmos Apocalypse 3-Day Christian Tour Package

Overview

3 Days/2 Nights. Maybe the most important biblical tour in Greece, at the footsteps of Apostle Paul in Athens, ancient Corinth, and Patmos Islands to admire the Monastery of St. John and the Grotto of the Apocalypse.

The Island of Patmos; A destination strongly recommended for those who are interested in Christian tours. Visit the Monastery of St. John and the Chapel of Virgin Mary and admire the Grotto of the Apocalypse, where John the Apostle had the visions he recorded in the Book of Revelation.

Our next destination is one of St. Paul’s beloved cities, Corinth. Visit ancient Corinth, the Ancient Market, the Bema of Apostle Paul, and the Apostolos Pavlos Metropolitan Church founded by him around 51-52 AD. You will also visit the port of Kechrias, from where his next journey to Syria began.

Itinerary of the 3 days Christian tour

Athens, Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Patmos island

Highlights of  The Patmos Apocalypse 3-Day Christian Vacation Package

  • A visit to all Christian highlights where St Paul preached and lived during his time in Greece
  • Combination of sites of archaeological interest and sites of religious interest
  • Visits to important Christian sites in Athens, Mars hill at the Acropolis
  • Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, and the Cathedral of St. Paul
  • Patmos island
  • An exciting tour to modern and ancient Greece
  • An experienced, professional English speaking tour/driver
  • The island of Patmos, The Monastery of St. John the Evangelist
  • The Grotto of the Apocalypse in Patmos island

Description

Description of the Patmos Apocalypse 3-Day Christian Vacation Package

Day 1: Athens

The 3 days private tour in the footsteps of St Paul, and the apocalypse of St. John in Patmos, start from Athens.

The Acropolis of Athens, Greece

The Athens Acropolis
The Athens Acropolis

No tour would be complete without a visit to the most important sites of the city, including of course the crown of the city, the Acropolis, and the Mars Hill where St Paul delivered his famous sermon. Visit the “Mars Hill”, where Apostle Paul proclaimed the word of the Christian God to the Athenian philosophers. The element that caused a shock to some Athenians was the concept of Resurrection, which was a powerful argument in the truth of St Paul’s teaching.

The tour in Athens includes visits to all major highlights of the city, such as the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic games took place in 1896), the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Academy, the University and the National Library.

The private tour will also take you to some of the must-see quarters of Athens, such as Monastiraki, Plaka, the ancient and the roman agora which was the heart of Athens in antiquity, and the meeting point of Saint Paul with the first followers of Christianity in Athens.

Of course, before we drive to the most important Byzantine monastery in Athens, Daphni, it’s a must-see the renowned hill of Athens, Lycabettus, offering panoramic views of the city.

The Monastery Of Daphni

Daphni Monastery Of Athens, Greece
Daphni Monastery Of Athens, Greece

It is time now to visit the famous 11th-century AD monastery of Daphni, one of the greatest masterpieces of the Byzantine Empire located close to Athens!

At the western entrance of the Athens basin, on the outskirts of the Haidari Grove, on Athens Avenue, is the largest Byzantine monastery of Athens (Attica), the Monastery of the Dormition of the Virgin, known as the Daphni Monastery.

It is a UNESCO-protected monument, as its architecture, its size, and its incomparable quality of mosaic decoration, which indicate its relation to Constantinople, classify it as one of the most important monuments of the Byzantine era and designate it as a Monumental Monument.

Alternatively, you can visit the Monastery of Kaisariani, which was founded in the 11th century A.D. and is of significant Christian interest, as it is consecrated to the Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple. The evening is free, allowing you time to wander around the city of Athens.

We will then reach the coastal district of Palaio Faliro. This is the area where St Paul arrived with the escort of Beroes after his departure from Veroia and Thessaloniki.

After finishing our private tour in Athens late in the afternoon, we’ll transfer you to Piraeus port to catch the ferry to Patmos Island. Overnight in the boat in a private cabin. Arriving at Patmos port Skala, our local driver will be there holding a sign with your name written on it, in order to transfer you to your hotel.

Day 2: The memorable Christian Tour At The Grotto Of The Apocalypse in Patmos Island

Saint John Monastery In Patmos Island, Greece
Saint John Monastery In Patmos Island, Greece

Patmos, the island of the apocalypse; In 95 AD St. John, the theologian wrote the last book of the new testament in the Cave of Apocalypse. God revealed to John by tapping on the ground. For that, the island is considered God-trodden and called Jerusalem of the Mediterranean.

The monastery, reminiscent of a Byzantine castle, of St. John the Theologian and Evangelist, is standing like a crown on the hill of Patmos Chora. Morning breakfast and pick up from the hotel to visit the Grotto of the Apocalypse. The frescoes to the left of the entrance portray the miracles and travels of St. John the Evangelist, as written by Prochorus, a supposed disciple.

The fresco to the right of the entrance portrays St. John’s battle with the priest of Apollo at Patmos, by the story said called Kynops. St. John threw Kynops into the water of the harbor at Skala, and Kynops turned to a stone. Today the rock is still pointed out as a local landmark in the harbor of Patmos island. Next visit the Monastery of St. John and The Chapel of Virgin Mary: 12th-century frescoes were uncovered by the 1956 earthquake that shattered the 17th-century coverings.

Continuing or visits we’ll stop at the village of Grikos, to enjoy the freshness of a drink by the sea, or even a swim at the beach before your driver drop you off at the Patmos port late in the evening to catch the ferry to Piraeus Port and the next day early in the morning. Overnight in the boat in a private cabin.

Day 3: Piraeus Port, Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, St Paul Cathedral in Corinth, Athens

Apollo's temple in ancient Corinth
Apollo’s temple in ancient Corinth

On the third day, the tour will continue after your arrival at Piraeus port where your personal driver will pick you up and drive towards Corinth Canal with its breathtaking views. After taking some amazing photos of the canal, our next visit will be in ancient Corinth, one of the major stops of St Paul, who spent 18 months there, preaching to the locals, Gentiles, and Jews.

Since his stay in Corinth caused him much difficulty, he wrote four letters to the locals (Letters to Corinthians). You will have the chance to see the Acropolis (Acrocorinth) overlooking the city of Corinth and make a tour of the ancient Corinth which was one of Saint Paul’s beloved cities.

You will have the chance to visit the Ancient Market and the Bema of Apostle Paul, and we will walk at the same paths that Apostle of Nations walked and preached hundreds of years earlier. Visit the commercial town of Corinth and The Apostle Paul metropolitan church, on the street of the same name, which was founded by Apostle Paul around 51-52 AD. Next visit Kechrias Port. Around 52 AD, Paul arrived from Athens to Corinth, and stayed in Corinth for eighteen months, establishing and consolidating the Church of Corinth. After the end of his visit in Corinth, his next journey to Syria began.

Continuing the private tour you will visit St Paul Cathedral where its scene is preserved, which is a living monument of Orthodoxy. They are one of these convents that receive hundreds of pilgrims from all over the country daily.

Your driver will bring you back to Athens for an overnight. End of our Christian Tour Package!

Note: The ferry schedule may defer due to the weather conditions or to the shipping company regulations!!

Details


Important notes

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Car and Driver
  • A professional English speaking driver or escort with good knowledge in history and culture of Greece, to guide you till you enter archaeological sites and museums. Tour drivers are not licensed to companion you inside the archaeological sites and museums. If you'd like to have a licensed by the state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you with an additional cost. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject of availability on bookings day!
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple day tours only)
  • Pick-up from and return to your hotel
  • Pick-up from the Port of Piraeus
  • Private tour, Road tolls and local taxes
  • Our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athina, Greece.

Excluded from the tour

Additional info

  • Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
  • Terms & Conditions and Frequent Questions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
  • This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Restrictions:

  • Please note that on this tour, your tour driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb. If you want this service you may book a licensed by the state tour guide for an extra cost.
  • In case a group is followed by a licensed tour guide or an English speaking tour-escort the professional driver is not obliged to speak English!

Opening hours & Admission fees

  • Opening Hours:Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
  • Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
  • Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.

Free admission days

  • March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
  • June 5: Environment international day
  • April 18 : International monuments day
  • May 18: International museums day
  • September 27: International tourism day
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
  • National Holidays
  • Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
  • The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September
  • NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day

Holidays in Greece

  • January 1: closed
  • January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
  • March 25: closed
  • Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Easter Sunday: closed
  • Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • May 1: closed
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
  • December 25 & 26: closed


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