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Published: June 21st 2012
Saturday 16 June, 2012, cont’d
Patmos, Greek Islands,
Island of Saint John the Apostle
A tender boat was the only way to get ashore and it was nice to have a breeze as again it was very hot... around 30 degrees. I liked this place; the colourful houses, lots of flowers, clean and welcoming. Again there were more markets, bars, cafés and shops. The section near the port isvery tourist-orientated, like most of the ports on the cruise itinerary.But when you have time to explore, it’s great to get the ancient history.
Patmos has a population of around 3,000 people and an area of 34 km2.
There are some world heritage sites; Chora, the island’s historic centre, the of Monastry of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Acopalypse where Saint John is said to have received his Revelation.
I stayed ashore taking lots of photos for about 5 hours before I just had to get back to the ship for the cool of the air conditioning.
sail again at 10pm, for the overnight cruise and a big day tomorrow at Santorini.
I’m really looking forward to Santorini – we’ll be in port for around 12 hours, so that will give me lots of time for a good look around.
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