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Apr 7, 2012 - Patmos, Greece

Our second port of call today is Patmos, Greece. This small island is crescent-shaped, dry, and volcanic in origin. Our ship is docked in the village of Skala. It is an attractive village of whitewashed houses and buildings. Our shore excursion is a scenic look at the island. We begin by driving up the side of a mountain to the village of Chora. We pass quaint houses, many with small vegetable gardens in their yards. On top, we take a guided walking tour through a neighborhood to a site with four windmills. These windmills once ground...

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Apr 19, 2011 - Patmos in the morning

We did not schedule any excursions for this morning as we arrived in Patmos at around 6:30AM. It was overcast and expected to shower. Everyone was on their own, so Susie and I decided to get off the ship and go ashore for a walk – and find an Internet café – before we sailed at 10:30AM. This was supposed to be a tender port – but we were the only ship in town, so no tenders were needed and we docked right in town. We were allowed off the ship at around 8AM and the shops did not open until 8:30AM – so we wandered the town – actually walked...

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Oct 8, 2010 - Patmos, Greece

I slept great last night, all the way until 4:15 this morning. I awakened and wondered what time it was so I got up and went to the bathroom to turn on a light, so that I could see my wrist watch. I then decided that I should have stayed in bed or at least I could go back to sleep for awhile. Next thing I knew it was 20 to 7:00 and I woke Marilyn to begin getting ready for the day. By this time we were anchored in the bay at Patmos, Greece. We enjoyed a nice breakfast at the buffet before going to the gathering lounge for the tender into...

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Sep 21, 2010 - Patmos

Lovely, lazy day. Don't have wi-fi on the ship, so my laptop is currently an expensive, heavy paperweight. They do have computers you can use for a (not so)small charge, but can't load my pictures. So when I get to Mykonos or Athens and have wi-fi again, I'll go back and load pics. So my day - did not sleep well and got up at 5. Got to the boat at 8, checked in and into my cabin at 9. Took a nap. Went to orientation at 11, had lunch at noon, left the dock and headed out toward sea. Took another nap. Docked at Patmos at 4, went ashore and...

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Nov 11, 2007 - Patmos

We made it safely through the night, and the weather looks a lot better. Thank goodness. I don't think I could have handled another night like that. Vic was fine with it. Good sea legs ah!!! We visited Patmos this morning, and went and visited the cave where John wrote his book of revelations after being exiled. They have converted the cave to a place of worship. Again the view out over the island and the sea was very cool.

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Oct 7, 2006 - Patmos, Greece

Trudging up the steep, winding, stone-paved lane leading to St. John's Monastery, we would pause occasionally to catch our breath and to gaze over the little Port of Patmos. Taking-in the azure Mediterranean and the barren hills protruding from it, I tried to imagine what it might have looked like when the Apostle John lived here in exile. We had taken a hydrofoil from Pythagoria to Patmos for the day, and were planning to hike to the historic sites associated with John and the Apocalypse. Even though we had left at dawn and spent only 90...

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Jun 14, 2006 - Patmos - a real revelation

We got here yesterday on the Dodecanese Express catamaran. We were met at the gates by a veritable horde of room and hotel proprietors all waving names and pictures and shouting at us to take their room. Having avoided one unpleasant chap, I was captured by another woman, and gave in to her persistence. Am I glad I did. We are in an apartment, which the lady lives in out of season. It is huge and beautiful We have been up to the monastery of St John, and the holy cave of the Revelation. We walked up to the Monastery up the old cobbled path,...

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Jul 10, 2005 - Cruise to Patmos & Kusadasi

Hot Again! This morning we wake up as the ship docks at Patmos the smallest of the Greek Islands. It is a small barren island, famed for its Monastery of St John, the Theologian built high above the Port Town of Skoda. This is the main town and commercial centre. The entire population is 2500. There is also Medieval Chora at the foot of the Monastery which is the preserve of the international wealthy, the houses here being exquisitely restored. We had a relaxed breakfast and then went for a stroll through the Port town. We sailed at 11 am...

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Apr 20, 2004 - Kusadasi to Patmos

We were able to sunbathe until we got to Patmos later in the afternoon. At Patmos we had to take tender boats to get to shore, these are like lifeboats, the ship anchors in deep water outside the port and you disembark into these tender boats which then take you to the wharf. We took a taxi up the hill to the St John's Church of the Revelation and then the Monastery, right at the top. Would have been a fantastic view had it not been misty. Later our driver drove us back down and we had a look around the village of Patmos before getting...

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Dot's Big OE 2004



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