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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, Cultural
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Owner description: A beautiful monastery built near the cave where St. John the apostle wrote the Book of Revelations.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

If in Patmos it is worth a visit. If you are a religious person tben of course it is worth visiting as it is the place where St Joh the apostle wrote the Book of Revelation. Inside no photographs are to be taken, but inside it is very nice to see. There is the section in the ceiling where the... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

To be honest, for me the almost only reason to book an excursion to Patmos was because it is the place were John did receive the Revelation (the last book of the NT). The best thing you can do while being there is just be quiet. Sit down and let the holiness of the place come to you. It is,... More

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Hulst, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

When you are on the island you have to visit this holy place where the apostle St. John wrote the book of Revelation, the Apocalypse, the last book in the New Testament. Don't visit when there is a cruiseship, because it is to crowdy. When it is quiet please stay there for a while and experience the energy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you love the Book of Revelation, you can't go to Patmos and not visit the cave that tradition says it was written. Unfortunately, photos are not permitted inside the cave but it is a very moving experience and hard to pull oneself away (considering the effort it takes to get to the island). A good place to quietly sit... More

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Oslo, Norway
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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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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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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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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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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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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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