You will be met at the port to begin your tour.
Drive to the village of Chora, where the Monastery of St. John is built within the walls of a strong fortification. As you walk uphill towards the entrance of the monastery, marvel at this magnificent structure, which was built 900 years ago, exceptional in its architecture. View the courtyard, the monks’ dining room and the old bakery, before entering the main church, with its outstanding frescoes and interior decoration.
priceless ecclesiastical treasures in
the beautiful, small museum: books and manuscripts, mosaics, icons, splendid medieval textiles and vestments, as well as jewelry.
Return to your touring vehicle and continue to the nearby Grotto of the Apocalypse, above which stands the Church the Apocalypse, part of the main monastery. Walk down the steps to see the grotto, where silver niches in the wall mark the pillow and ledge used as a desk by the author of the Book of Revelation, as well as the three-fold crack made by the voice of God emphasizing the honor of the Trinity.
You will be transferred back to the port to rejoin your cruise.