Patmos for the feast of the Holy Spirit!

Patmos for the feast of the Holy Spirit!

5-day trip to Patmos, 21-25 June, 595 €/person.

Programme:

Day 1: Thessaloniki – Kos – Check-in at the hotel
Gathering at Macedonia airport. Check-in and flight to Kos. Arrival and transfer to Kos town. Check-in at the hotel.

Day 2: Kos – Patmos – Check-in at the hotel – Grikos – Lampi
After breakfast, we will transfer to the port, departure at 10.35 for Patmos. Arrival at 13.10.10. Reception by our local guide and check-in at the hotel. Short rest and then departure for Grikos, where we will see the 17th century church of Agia Paraskevi of Kavos. Grikos is a coastal settlement in a small valley 5 km southwest of the country. We continue to the very fertile village of Kambos. Here are the churches of Panagia tou Apollo and Geranos. We will also visit the northernmost beach of Lampi with its colorful pebbles. Return to the hotel.

Day 3: Patmos – Tour of the island – Cave of the Apocalypse
Breakfast at our hotel and departure for the tour of the island. We will start from the “Cave of the Apocalypse” where St. John the Theologian wrote the “Apocalypse” when he arrived in 95 as an exile of the Roman Emperor Domitian. The Patmiada School, located behind the monastery, was founded in 1713, functioned as a church school and was a centre for enslaved Greeks. We will continue on to the southwestern side of the country to the Holy Monastery of the Annunciation of the Mother of Love, built by Hieromonk Nikiforos Kritas in 1613. The monastery’s collection of icons dates from the 15th to the 17th century. Among the most recent icons of the monastery are some of those created by the late Sister Olympiada, who studied alongside the famous hagiographer Fotis Kontoglou. Afterwards we will visit the capital of the island, Chora, with the whitewashed houses, the small churches, the narrow streets, the small pedestrian streets and the squares overlooking the Aegean Sea that embrace the castle’s enclosure. At the top of the island rises the majestic monastery of Agios Ioannis the Theologian which is under the Patriarchate of Constantinople. The monastery was founded in 1607 by the Patmian monk Parthenios Pagostas. Visit to the monastery of Zoodochos Pigi. Free afternoon.

Day 4: Patmos – Lipsi (optional)
After breakfast we depart for the port, where we will take the boat (optional excursion) that will take us to Lipsi, east of Patmos. A unique experience is given to us with our visit to the picturesque – beautiful islands of Lipsi. A small paradise to walk and admire. White houses with blue orange windows, a picture that soothes eyes and mind. On the island there are many small churches for which it is even said that there is one for every family. It is worth mentioning the Panagia tou Charos for its special architectural style (island – Byzantine). Time for lunch (expenses individually) and return to Patmos in the afternoon (optional excursion cost 50€ per person, including ferry tickets and local guide).

Day 5: Patmos – Kos – Return Flight
Breakfast at our hotel. Transfer to the port and departure at 13.55 for Kos. Arrival at 16.05. Free time in the town for a walk and lunch. In the evening departure for the airport. Check-in and return flight at 23.15.

What is included:

  • One 23 kg piece of baggage, one 8 kg carry-on baggage and one personal item per person (secured carry-on).
  • Tickets for the ferries (catamaran) for the Kos – Patmos – Kos route.
  • Tours according to the programme.
  • Breakfast daily.

Not included:

  • Total taxes 45€ /person.
  • Entrance fees to museums & shows and anything optional or suggested.
  • Municipal Taxes (Resilience Fees).

PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE/TRIPLE OCCUPANCY:

Hotel Location: Blue Bay 2*plus (Skala)
Non Ref price 595€ / Regular price 645€
Child up to 12 years old Non Ref price 429€ / Regular price 479€
Single price Non Ref 695€ / Regular price 745€

* Accommodation in Kos is at HOTEL PHILIPPION CITY 3* in Kos town.

Airline: Olympic Air
Thessaloniki-Kos 21.05 -22.45, Kos-Thessaloniki 23.15-00.50