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Monastery of St. John

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Address: Greece
Phone Number: 0247/31-234
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Description: Massive stone monastery completed in the 11th century in honor of St. John...
Massive stone monastery completed in the 11th century in honor of St. John the apostle.
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Intriguing history and mystery.

A long hot walk up a tonne of stairs paid off well in this monastery. It was beautiful and you could feel history within its walls. The museum was very special and interesting. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A long hot walk up a tonne of stairs paid off well in this monastery. It was beautiful and you could feel history within its walls. The museum was very special and interesting. I recommend covering your shoulders and knees to show respect for the people who live and work here.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful monastery and chapel, with a breathtaking collection in the museum and an incredible history in a spectacular setting.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful old monastery with treasures not only in icons and religious objects but also in old books. Apart from the churches the museum is a must to see. And the views are amazing! In the right side of the main church is the Chapel of Virgin Mary. Look for the icon on the temple "Η ΚΥΡΙΑ ΤΩΝ ΑΓΓΕΛΩΝ". And enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Beautiful Monastery that reveals so much Christian history. Founded in the Eleventh Century, this is a treasure of the faith. See the main chapel and the museum. A basic understanding of Eastern Orthodox worship and theology would be tremendously helpful before going. A tour guide is recommended to ensure that you don't miss anything!

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I always wonder how they built these huge churches and monasteries so many years ago, and this one is amazing! Check the times before traveling up to the monastery, since the hours change, but this is a must-see on this beautiful island!

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Sun City West, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This one is worth the trip. Wonderful location with fabulous views. Still a working monastery. Historical rooms in the museum, plus a nice collection of treasures. It is a steep walk, with a few nice shops on the road up. Worth the climb, but go early in the day to avoid the heat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The view is unbelievable. You really feel the how sacred this place is once you are there. I can't really describe that this island has something to do with God even if you don't believe in christianity! Everyone must visit the monastery in their life!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Beautiful building and incredible view of the port city. A must-see, especially given it's historical value.

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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

a lot of steps to access but worth it. Great history and museum . It is advisable to take advantage of the guided tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Anyone who is a Bible Scholar or wants to have a tangible experience with the Beloved Disciple, you can't pass up this experience

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Address: Greece
Phone Number: 0247/31-234
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Dodecanese  >  Patmos

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