Patmos is situated 32 miles south of Samos and is dominated by the imposing Monastery of St. John, standing at the top of the Hill above the harbor. Leaving from the port of Pythagorion at 08:00 you reach this beautiful island after 2 1/2 hours of cruising. This tiny island is a part of a submerged volcano and is revered because of St. John, who spent his exile here in AD 92. It is said that St John wrote part of the Bible on Patmos, known as the Revelations and (as it is also claimed) the Fourth Gospel. Dominating the island is the great Monastery, a powerful fortress-like building, which houses some famous scripts and icons, some of which are very rare. The view of Patmos from the Monastery is quite spectacular. Upon arrival, an optional guided tour will begin and guests will be taken by motor-coach, with the assistance of an experienced guide to the Apocalypses Cave for a half an hour visit, and further on to the village of Chora, where they will visit the famous monastery of St. John and the museum for an one hour visit and guiding. After the tour and around 20 minutes of free time, return to Skala where you can spend remaining time with a walk at harbor, rest and have a lunch .