At noon on May 4th, the Pacific Princess arrived at Patmos Greece. Patmos was declared a sacred island by the Greek Parliament in 1981. It is second only to Mount Athos in religious standing. It is the island’s connection with Saint John and the writing of the Book of Revelation which prompted this unusual step.
Patmos is only 13 square miles in size and has a very beautiful coastline. The highest elevation is about 800 feet. Here you will encounter a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fortified 11th century Monastery of St. John the Theologian. The monastery features elaborate and colorful frescoes, and is the purported site where St. John received his visions.
The ship will leave Patmos at approximately 7:00pm and will spend another day at sea before we arrive at Haifa, Israel.