Following our short few fruitful hours we spent in the Kusadasi, we set sail for Patmos. This island is where St. John wrote the book of revelation, the last chapter of the new testament. According to our guide, Patmos is really the Jerusalem of the sea. Well, it is not an exactly an religious experience for Linda and me but well, we did get a good workout walking uphill to the monastry of St. John. On my GPS it reads 210m above sea level. It is a rather slow distance but it really shows how unfit we both are.
The port of Patmos..while we were waiting for the rest of the group within the Contiki Tour Group to join us before we proceed for our uphill trek.
Welcome to Patmos 😀
The start of the trek… 😥
The path up the hill, it was sure a spectular view overlooking the port of Patmos
The Cave of the Apocalypse is situated about halfway up the mountain, on the Greek island of Patmos, along the road between the villages of Chora and Skala. This grotto is believed to mark the spot where John of Patmos received his visions that he recorded in the Book of Revelation. In 1999, UNESCO declared the cave a joint World Heritage Site together with the Monastery of Saint John “the Theologian”.
The above is the only photo that I have taken. There’s no photos taken for the cave where the book of revelation was written. I really didn’t want to disturb the pilgrims praying and offering their homage. And the real truth is that photography is prohibited.
Following that, the trek continues..to the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian…
Inside the monastery…
Patmos’ Cheese Pie…No kidding.. it is nice, soft and slight hint of saltiness.
And then a cuppa of Greek Coffee to wash down the Cheese Pie..