Depart from the port of Scala and enjoy a short 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. View the courtyard, the monks’ dining room and the old bakery before you visit the main church noted for its outstanding frescoes and interior decoration.

Next, visit the small museum where priceless ecclesiastical treasures, books, manuscripts, mosaics, icons, splendid medieval textiles, vestments and jewellery are housed.

Return to your motor coach and continue to the nearby Grotto of the Apocalypse. Walk down the steps to the Grotto of the Apocalypse. Here you will see the niches in the wall that mark the pillow and ledge used as a desk by the author of the Book of the Revelation and the crack in the rock made by the voice of God honouring the Holy Trinity.

Afterwards, drive back to the port of Scala and enjoy some free time in this quaint and picturesque town.


  • Approximately 2 hours


  • Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Admission fees to sites not specified
  • Gratuities


Tour not suitable for passengers with walking difficulties.


This excursion can only be purchased at destination.

Travellers should always cover their shoulders and legs when visiting religious sites throughout Europe.

Excursions are subject to change.