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Monastery of St. John

Greece
0247/31-234
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Patmos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Massive stone monastery completed in the 11th century in honor of St. John the apostle.
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Nashville, Tennessee
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It was just a surreal experience to visit the monastery of St. John and to know the history behind how the monastery was built. Enjoyed the tour very much

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Corfu, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A fantastic walk up the hill, stopping off a the cave on the way and being blessed with a service happening at that moment. The monastery was a wow fact in history

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Athens
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Regardless of being an Orthodox, or even a religious person, a visit in the Monastery of st John (and the Cave of the Apocalypse as well), is an absolute must when visiting Patmos. The Monastery itself is so impressive and seductive when looking at it from the port, that it really invites you to visit it. It is a beautiful,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We visited the Cave of the Apocalypse and the Monastery. I am soooo glad we decided to to use True Greece's suggestion to do a tour. We had a private tour and it was so worth the money. Nikolaus, our guide, was so very pleasant, informed, and made the trip so interesting. There is an element you miss if you... More

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Tonsberg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The monastery with its history and museum is a must whether you are christian or not is an amazing experience. Such a history.

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TN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Wow, the views from up at the monastery are some of the best in Greece! Incredible to see this and of course the Cave of the Apocalypse which it surrounds. To think that Revelations was inspired and written here! incredible!

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Thousand year old monastery brilliantly preserved with treasures from the ancient and medieval world. Stunning iconography and amazing relics that can only be found here. Overall an awesome experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A glimps into the ancient world of the monastics - Quite amazing! The religious art, fortress like architecture and observing the monks performing Holy Week services was life changing.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Well worth the visit, interesting and inspiring, lots of relics, exquisite frescoes, religious art, the treasury and the museum are worth the visit. Lots of steps as built as a fortress, yet worth the visit to be at the site where it is said St. John wrote the gospel and received the visions of the last book of the New... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

For the Christian believer this is truly an inspiring place to visit. As is the cave where St John received the revelation from God. Unforgettable experience!

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