Patmos Island, Greece

The Pilgrimage 7-Day Christian Tour With Patmos


7 Days/6 Nights. This Pilgrimage 7-Day Christian Tour With Patmos is a great opportunity to discover the importance of biblical Greece. Discover the footsteps of Apostle Paul in Athens, and ancient Corinth. Patmos the Islands of the Apocalypse!  Admire the Monastery of St. John and the Grotto of the Apocalypse. Corinth, the destination is one of St. Paul’s beloved cities! The impressive rocks of Meteora with its six Byzantine monasteries built in the 11th century BC, and you will see in Veria the reconstructed steps of the rostrum, where Paul was believed to have preached.

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
  • A combination 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
  • The imposing Meteora
  • Beautiful Veria
  • 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 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 Athens Acropolis
The Kariadides on the Acropolis
The Kariadides on the 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

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!

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

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: Discover The Holy Patmos Island

Patmos Island, Greece
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 our 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! Free evening to enjoy the island. Overnight in Patmos.

Day 4: Patmos, Lipsi

Day trip to Lipsi with a local boat. Pilgrimage to the church of Our Lady of Charos celebrated on 23 August. The name “Charos” comes from the miraculous image of Mary depicted holding the Crucified Jesus. Back to Patmos. Boarding the ferry boat and returning to Piraeus the next day early in the morning. Overnight in the boat in a private cabin.

Day 5: Piraeus Port, Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, St Paul Cathedral in Corinth, Athens

Ancient Corinth, Greece
Ancient Corinth, Greece

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 to 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.

We will take now the highway to North Greece, and before Lamia, we will turn to the way to Meteora, Kalambaka. Return and overnight in Kalambaka/Kastarki.

Day 6: Meteora

meteora monasteries, Greece
The Meteora in Greece

The private sightseeing tour will bring you early in the morning to the suspended rocks, known as Meteora in Greek.

It is an area featuring a natural phenomenon, with a strange formation of rocks, home to the Meteora Monasteries, the second most important complex of Byzantine monasteries after Athos. Late in the afternoon, we will have the chance to enjoy the sunset!

Meteora monasteries exhibit superb icons, manuscripts, and unique mosaics and frescoes. Overnight in Kalambaka/Kastraki.

Monasteries on the imposing rocks of Meteora

Day 7: Veria, Athens

On the 7th day of the private tour, you will depart  Meteora heading towards Verroia, where St Paul successfully preached to the Jewish community.

In Veria, you will see the reconstructed steps of the rostrum, where Paul was believed to have preached. After free time for lunch, the tour will drive 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!!


Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

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.

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