Early morning arrival in Kusadasi, a lovely Turkish port and gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus. Excursion to Ancient Ephesus (fee is included in the cruise price) to visit the extensive ruins. Paul visited Ephesus on his second and third missionary journeys and spent 2 years preaching there. Spending time walking among the ruins, we will view ancient monuments such as the Forum, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Artemis, and the Great Theatre. Walk along the amazing Arcadian Way, where once Mark Anthony and Cleopatra rode in procession. This is truly an impressive site giving eloquent testimony to this important and grand city of ancient Asia Minor. On this excursion, we will pass by the Church of the Virgin Mary and The Church of St. John the Theologian built by Justinian in 527-565. Early afternoon, we set sail for Patmos, Greece, the island to where tradition holds that John, the disciple of Jesus, was exiled by the Roman government on account of his Christian faith and from where he wrote the book of Revelation. Arriving about 4:00 pm, our excursion on Patmos (fee is included in the cruise price) departs the port of Skala by motor coach for the short drive up to the Monastery of St. John, which has been magnificently built within the walls of a strong fortification. We will walk uphill toward the entrance of the Monastery for a view of the courtyard, the Monks’ dining room and the main church with its outstanding frescoes and small but beautiful museum. We will continue on to the nearby Cave of the Apocalypse, the traditional site for the writing of the book of Revelation. Once inside the cave, see the silver niches in the wall that mark the pillow and ledge used as a desk by John as he wrote Revelation and view the three-fold crack made by the Voice of God. A full & unforgettable day! Dinner served onboard ship.