7th excursion (Patmos limited mobility tour) (3-4 hours)
The tour in brief:
Cave of the Apocalypse (1 hour)
Photo-stop at the Windmills
The first part of the trip is the visit to the Cave of the Apocalypse, where the beloved disciple of Jesus Christ, John, was exiled in 95 AD and found refuge in a Grotto located on the hill between Skala and Chora. St. John wrote the divinely inspired book of Revelation within two years.
Today, the visitor can see the place where the Apocalypse was written, the place where St. John layed down, the huge rock that was torn when God dictated the Apocalypse, the place where the Evangelist rested his head and the spot where he was placing his hand to help himself get up.
Then, we will head up to the Windmills, which were built in 1588 and reconstructed in 2010. From that spot one can admire Skala, the entire northern part of the island and all the neighboring islands (weather permitting).
Finally, we will head by bus to the nunnery of Evaggelismos where we can admire its gardens and the amazing view. The first church of the nunnery dates back to 1613 and is dedicated to St. Luke. The beginning of the nunnery dates back to 1937, while the collection of its icons dates back between the 15th and the 17th century.