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Address: Near Skala | Patmos, 855 00, Greece (Formerly Monastery of the Apocalypse)
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Phone Number: 0247/31-234
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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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Nice history, free entrance - Priest will explain the story of the cave - it's a must if you visit Patmos. Small walk to enter, keep in mind you should be proper dressed, modesty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Inadim13441344
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Manalapan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This may be where John the apostle had a vision of the future from God. It is interesting and inspires you to read the book of Revelation, and to understand John better. Don't miss it.

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Tallong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is actually a series of caves including one that contains what is supposed to the resting place outlined in beaten silver where St John is said to have laid his weary head every night and another where he placed his hand. To the right is a rock shaped like a pulpit where his disciple Prochoros wrote down the revelation... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice history, free entrance - Priest will explain the story of the cave - it's a must if you visit Patmos. Small walk to enter, keep in mind you should be proper dressed, modesty is very important.

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Meisterschwanden, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For religious people this is the main reason why to stop on this island. The church is original and always crowded.

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Kokomo, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have any idea of the history of this Island you know about the Apostle John his memory and God's love for Mankind in showing Himself through the Bible writings. and his vision from God of the Last Book of New Testament - Revelation of Jesus CHrist. THis is possibly the place but if not still honors that memory.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cave of the Apocalypse (also known as the Holy Grotto of the Revelation), is situated about halfway up the mountain between the villages of Chora and Skala. It is a very popular destination for tourists, pilgrims and locals. It is within walking distance along the historic trail up from Skala (1.5km), or down from Chora (1.6km). There is a... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most holy places in the Mediterranean Sea, the place where the Apostole St. John wrote the last book of the new Tastement, the Revelation. On the rock you can see the very place where he put his head while he was lying and the very place he touched with his hand. Thousands of tourists and pilgrims visit... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

If you are Christian this is an amazing place and full of peace. The Apostle John was exiled to Patmos and blinded according to history. He was in this cave when the lightning struck the cave and cracked the rock above his head. The amazing thing is that although he was blind physically he was given "sight" to see the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The cave is not very fascinating with the monastry built over it. However it is a must see if you are in patmos

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Do not only visit the cave at daytime, but make sure you visit the theatre at night (enjoy one of the special music events) and see nighttime Patmos behind the stage. Just amazing!

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