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Saw Mykonos and it's lights glide past at 2.00 am when we got up to look out our balcony! Slept well and awoke at 5.30 to see the sunrise over Patmos as we dropped anchor. Buffet breakfast on the stern deck and onto a tender to the little port. Here we boarded the bus and up to St.John's Monastary atop the highest hill on the island. Built like a fortified castle to repel pirates about the 10th century the monks could pour boiling oil down ...
... to tradition St John wrote the book of Revelations here and it is also where he experienced a vision of Christ.
Patmos was also, according to mythology a present from Zeus to his daughter Artemis, the Goddess of hunting and protector of young women. She was worshipped here and the monastery of St John was later built on the site of her temple. The monastery now ...
We began our day with a visit to the convent of The Convent of Evangelismos (Annunciation) built by the hieromonk Nikiphoros who was cured from the plague after praying to St. Luke the Evangelist. It was a beautiful building and we visited yet another Greek church - women are supposed to wear a skirt or if they do not have one, they can take a wrap around skirt that is provided. Of course, I was at the back, taking photos and did not ...
... br> Dad, Poppy, Thomas and I visited the War Museum which was in the old Italian built tunnels that was used before and during WWII as ammunition storage. We watched a documentary about the Battle of Leros during WWII and also saw fighter planes and tanks.
When we left Leros, we had to wake at 4am to catch a 5am ferry to Rhodes. We were very tired but Tom and I stayed up and read books on the ferry.
... inlets and bays, it seems longer when driving around it. Up, down, spinnin' around... :-) There are gorgeous bays around every bend with crystal clear water and, as there are so many bays, it's easy to find one out of the wind. We hired a scooter for two days and Andrew dinked me around the island. We stopped wherever we wanted and swam, ate or just lazed to our hearts content.