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Cave of Apocalypse

Near Skala | Patmos, 85500, Greece (Formerly Monastery of the Apocalypse)
0247/31-234
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Patmos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: A beautiful monastery built near the cave where St. John the apostle wrote the Book of Revelations.
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Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We decided so see it early in the morning. That was a good idea, not many tourists. NIce and calm. Many steps so don´t bring slippery shoes. You have to visit it while being on Patmos.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

It is small and full of history, immaculately preserved. Going up and down the long stairway was worth it.

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Draper, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Beautiful chapel honoring St. John. Made special by presentation of local guide, Margherita. Some stairs to get there, but worth the effort.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A place of religious and historic significance, reminds one that people such as Saint Jean actually did exist...

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Rockford, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The significance of this cave cannot be overlooked in Biblical history, but you must look past all the religious activities and icon worship to enjoy the significance. The view is spectacular looking over the harbor.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

To be able to enter the space where St. John received and dictated the Book of Revelation. Upon entering the care, there is no doubt that this is indeed a holy place. One word of caution, shorts or bare shoulders are not permitted so even in the midst of summer, you must be well covered to enter the cave and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is the WONDERFULL MUSIC opportunity.Poeple is going from eveywhere to sit in front of the Apocalippsis Cave seeing the Port lights and engoing the esquisite music one week long. I will never thank enough to whom organise such a wonderfull event.GOD BLESS

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London, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

the cave is worth a visit, as it is on the main road and does not take long to see what there is to see.

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Athens, Greece
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

You should not miss the opportunity to visit the cave if you find yourself in Patmos. Either if you are a religious person or not, the place and the history (or legend) behind it is so rich and interesting that you have to live it from within.When inside, a priest will give you lots of useful information. You won't be... More

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Minnesota
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15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

After visiting the monastery we decided to visit the cave...and I am so glad we did. I've read the Gospel of John and Revelations in the past but it was a very moving experience to put your hand in the handhold and see the rock pillow and where the rock split in three. We were warned of the rocky path... More

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