Welcome to Patmos
Patmos is known as the 'Holy Island' or, less appealingly, 'the island of the Apocalypse' after St John the Apostle who, exiled some 2000 years ago, envisioned the end of the world in a cave and recorded this in the disturbing book of Revelations: 'And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and 10 horns...'In the Greek myths Patmos was referred to as 'Latmos', a... Read More
Top experiences in Patmos
8-Day Turkey and Greece Cruise and Land Tour
Your 8-day cruise and land tour starts in Istanbul before taking you on a 4-day Aegean cruise, starting in Kusadasi in Turkey and visiting the Greek islands of Patmos, Crete, Santorini and Mykonos, as well as Athens on Greece’s mainland. Your cruise then ends back in Kusadasi before a 4-day land tour of Turkey’s highlights, including Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia and time back in Istanbul. Your tour includes sightseeing tours in Turkey, domestic flights, plus 10 breakfasts, eight lunches and nine dinners, including all meals and a drinks package on your cruise ship, the comfortable Celestyal Olympia. Also included is 4- or 5-star hotel accommodation in Istanbul, Pamukkale and Cappadocia, and travel by air-conditioned coach around Turkey with a professional guide throughout. Shore excursions on the cruise are at your own expense.
Athens Highlights, Cruise to Greek Islands and Turkey: 7-Day Tour
ItineraryDay 1:Athens: Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure.Day 2: Athens and cruise to Mykonos: Morning transfer to Piraeus port to embark on a cruise ship for your 3 night cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey. Cruise to Mykonos and enjoy the evening on this lively island.Day 3: Morning in Kusadasi and evening in Patmos: Enjoy breakfast on board and the morning at leisure in Kusadasi (Ephesus, Turkey). Renowned for its beaches and attractive view of the Aegean, Kusadasi is near to several historical sites including Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis, and the House of the Virgin Mary. Spend the evening at leisure in Patmos (Greece).Day 4: Morning in Crete and afternoon in Santorini: Arrive early this morning in Heraklion (Crete, Greece), one of the four prefectures of the island of Crete. Enjoy half a day at leisure to explore the island on your own. At noon, cruise to Santorini, and enjoy an evening on Santorini Island. Known for its breathtaking caldera, Santorini is also famous for its sandy beaches, colorful sunsets, and whitewashed buildings along the sea-cliffs.Day 5: Piraeus / Athens: Early morning return to Piraeus port. After breakfast on board, disembarkation and transfer to yourselected hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure.Day 6: Athens Guided City Tour: Morning sightseeing tour of Athens. The striking contrast between breathtaking monumentsof a glorious past and modern elegant structures is what you will enjoy during your tour of Athens. Visit the Acropolis, thecrowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, thePropylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens. Drive to the Roman Temple of OlympicZeus, the Panathinaikon Stadium(site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896), the Tomb of the unknown Soldier in front ofthe Parliament House on Constitution Square. See views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drivealong Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, National Library. In contrast, concludeyour tour with a visit to the new Acropolis museum (closed on Monday’s), a marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the gloryof Ancient Athens. Afternoon at leisure.Day 7: Athens Airport: According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.