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Monastery of St. John

Greece
0247/31-234
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Ranked #1 of 15 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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Orpington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic imposing building and well worth the three hour boat trip from Kos. So serene with the quiet only broken by the ringing of the monastery bells. Stay and sit awhile and enjoy fantastic views over the wonderful island of Patmos. Would recommend that you take the bus from the harbour up to the top of the hill,... More

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Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Interesting monastery with rich history. It offers the most amazing view of Patmos. Really beautiful and calming. Loved it.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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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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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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