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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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Cave of John

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Dawsonville, Georgia
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Dawsonville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I was completely blown away by the monastery, its priests and the museum which dates back to the dawn of democracy.... a beautiful experience inside oneself and outside through the eye and ear.... a wholesome and joyous feast of studying the past and seeking lessons for the future.... do take the time to go !

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

You cannot miss this monastery high on the hill overlooking Skala. It still has monks there but it is interesting having a look around and particularly going into the small museum they have there. Just be wary of the opening times. It is open from 8:00am - 1:30pm every day but is closed in the afternoon on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday... More 

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san francisco
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

fresco, icons, galore. this is a must see when in patmos, also do not miss the museum with some of the oldest religious books, notably the purple codex, very rare to see.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This monastery is combining the history and the religion and is devoted to Saint John who wrote the apocalypse in the holy cave some km away from the monastery. The monastery is among the sites of World Heritage of UNESCO, and only for this it is worth visiting.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

After walking a steep, strenuous distance from the parking lot (not for the faint-hearted!), we first saw the cave where John experienced and wrote about his Revelation. This was awe-inspiring. Afterwards, we visited the Katholikon, which is the main church of the monastery which is still active. The Monestary was established in 1088. It and the adjacent museum are filled... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Interesting site. Working monastery and museum with a well presented collection that is well captioned. Some superb individual items such as a tiny 1,000 year old icon and 1,500 year old ecclesiastical fabrics.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Wanted to visit the Monestery for a long time and did this as independent travellers last week. Used the bus service which was very reliable and great value. Walked around the walled town which was fantastic and went into the Monestery and Museum which were top class. Lovely atmosphere and views to die for! Unlike many tourist places the town... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This was a very quick stop as the group was also visiting other places on Patmos. Our guide was very good with a good clear voice, very informative. Quite a few steps to negotiate if you are thinking of seeing this cave.

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perth western australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Well worth the climb to the top of Chora (Hora) old town to see these amazing buildings, you will still see the priests going about their day. Please be respectful and ensure appropriate dress is worn, women cover shoulders and below their knees. £2 to enter the museum also worth checking out. After leaving take in the windmills, then follow... More 

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

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