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Address: Near Skala | Patmos, 85500, Greece (Formerly Monastery of the Apocalypse)
Phone Number: 0247/31-234
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Description: A beautiful monastery built near the cave where St. John the apostle wrote...
A beautiful monastery built near the cave where St. John the apostle wrote the Book of Revelations.
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Amazing Place.

The cave was well worth visiting when you stop to think how far up in the hill it is set, also how far in the rock it stands.The time it has been there and the ongoing restoration... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The cave was well worth visiting when you stop to think how far up in the hill it is set, also how far in the rock it stands.The time it has been there and the ongoing restoration needed to keep it looking to good.We walked to it from Skala a pleasant walk without too many vehicles passing.Well worth the visit.

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Flin Flon, Canada
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was a lovely, if very small place to visit. If you are religious you must visit it as it is very meaningful - it is said that the Book of Revelations was written here. No photos are permitted inside whatsoever.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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109 reviews 109 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Personally i did not like it. Maybe because i was expecting something else. I was rather disapointed i should say

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greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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