8 Days Tour - Patmos, Rhodes & Symi
PATMOS, RHODES & SYMI
8 Days Tour
1st Day, Arrival to Rhodes: Arrival at Rhodes island airport. Transfer to our hotel, settlement, dinner and overnight.
2nd Day, Rhodes - Patmos: Early in the morning we will visit a nearby church for Mass. Then we will return to our hotel for our breakfast. Free time in the city of Rhodes and in continue we will be transferred to the port and departure for Patmos. Arrival in the island of Patmos and transfer to hotel, settlement, dinner and overnight.
3rd Day, Patmos - Lipsi - Patmos: Breakfast in the hotel and transfer to the port of Patmos for departure to Lipsi island. Arrival and visit at Saint John the Theologian church with the blue dome, where the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary of Charos is kept. It is called like this, because Virgin Mary keeps crucified Jesus in her hands. Lunch in the port of Lipsi island and departure for Patmos island. Arrival to Patmos port, free time at leisure, overnight.
4th Day, Patmos - Rhodes: Breakfast in the hotel and departure for the Monastery of Annunciation which was build in 1613 by priest-monk Nikiforos. The establishment of the Monastery dates back to 1936 by priest-monk Amphilochios Makris. Visits at the holy monuments and sightseeing in Patmos. First stop at the Cave of the Apocalypse, where according to tradition, God revealed the Apocalypse to Saint John the Theologian and who later dictated to his student, Prochoros. Second stop the Saint John the Theologian Monastery, one of the oldest and well-known monasteries of East, established in 1088 by Saint Christodoulos and is included in the biggest fortress-monasteries. Prayer at Zoodochos Pigi (Life-giving Spring) Monastery, established in 1607 by priest-monk Parthenios Pankostas. Lunch in a traditional tavern by the beach at Kampos. On the way to the port, stops at Grikos and Lambi beaches. Free time at Patmos port and departure for Rhodes island, overnight on the boat.
5th Day, Rhodes: Arrival at the port of Rhodes and departure for a guided tour in the city of Rhodes: Mandrake, a panorama of Rhodes from the hill of Monte Smith and a walk in the medieval old city, where there will be time to visit the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights and walk the road of the knights. Visit at the Tsampika Monastery and Saint Nicholas Monastery in Fountoukli, next to a spring. Transfer to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
6th Day, Rhodes: After breakfast in the hotel, free time. Dinner in the hotel, overnight.
7th Day, Rhodes - Symi - Rhodes: After breakfast, transfer to Rhodes port. Departure for Symi island (Panormitis). Arrival and walk to the Monastery of Archangel Michael with the golden icon of the Archangel. This Monastery is the second most important in the Dodecanese islands after Saint John Monastery in Patmos. Free time in the picturesque port. Departure for Rhodes, transfer to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
8th Day, Departure from Rhodes: After breakfast in the hotel, free time in the city of Rhodes. Transfer to Rhodes airport and departure.