3.5 hours approx.

Remote Chapels

This tour is for those who want to discover the peaceful serene atmosphere that makes Patmos so unique. The tour will take you into the most distant corners of the island's countryside to visit three small chapels and to experience the mystical harmony that exists between spirit and nature.

The tour starts from the port Of Skala where a minibus will transport us along the southern coastal road to the picturesque green valley of Sicamya. Here lays a tiny chapel surrounded by orange and palm trees. Renowned as one of the island's oldest chapels, it has a small adjoining cave where St. John was said to have baptized his followers. The atmosphere of both the valley and the chapel's interior is a rare treat.

From here we Will drive to the northern part of the island past the village of Kampos and through some of the island's most beautiful unspoiled landscape arriving at the fertile valley Of Kalogeron (meadow of the monks) on the northwest coast. Taking us back in time we see fields still being farmed with traditional methods, a threshing circle, livestock and a beach with small fishing boats. Here we Will visit the hermitage and chapel of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary built in 1798 and home to the monks Parthenios Partheniadis (1798) and Amphilochios (1883).

Our next stop will be the chapel of St. Nikolaos (patron saint of the sea), about a 10-minute drive in a westerly direction, through a powerful rugged rocky landscape. Here we Will discover the wonders of fresco and icon painting, with walls and ceiling covered in biblical imagery.

Our tour culminates with refreshments in a perfect setting with one of the most charming and mystical seascape views of the island.