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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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Significant, but crowded

Realizing that tourist 'attractions' can attract lots of people, we found ourselves wishing for a more 'peaceful and contemplative' time in this Holy place. The alleged place... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 7, 2016
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Moose Jaw, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This site is worth seeing even if you are non-religious. it is a very sacred place so the atmosphere is very serious but it is a very interesting site to visit. we enjoyed visiting this site built into the cave on the side of the hill. very interesting.

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Half way up the hill, the location has a commanding view. The cave has been subsumed - like so many Christian sites - by a chapel. Got there at opening time so very few people.

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Historical place that you should not miss should you find yourself in Patmos. The place where St. John revealed "Apocalypsis"

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the approach to the cave their are lovely views, we were only able to pay a fairly short visit to the chapel as there was a service being held. There was a lovely atmosphere in the cave especially with the sound of chanting. It was amazing to stand where St John had lived all those centuries ago.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

If you are visiting the Monastery of St. John, do not forget to also visit the Cave of Apocalypse. It can be difficult to enter the cave if there are groups visiting but it's worth the visit. When we were there, we even met the Pope.

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

John wrote the Book of Revelations in 95 AD. Centuries later and pilgrimages from all over the world, the cave is still a popular stop over for thousands of people to feel the tranquility and devoutness it gives. As an aside, I lost my passport on this Island and someone turned it in to the police. I was on another... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This is the cave that St. John the Evangelist, one of Jesus' twelve apostles was exiled to. It is where it is said that he received his vision of fire and brimstone and dictated the Book of Revelation. The cracks in the cave are said to be caused by the voice of God. The spot where he rested his head... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Realizing that tourist 'attractions' can attract lots of people, we found ourselves wishing for a more 'peaceful and contemplative' time in this Holy place. The alleged place where John had a vision and thereafter wrote the book of Revelation was fairly small and several bus loads of tourists crowded in. Still, this was a remembrance of a significant event in... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

This is the place that pilgrims of all over the world come to visit. Its one of the only 3 places where God reveals himself. Its beautiful, highly emotional. There is a new gate access to help people with limited mobility, yet is not the most easy place to visit, but improvement has been made. Every person coming to Patmos... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

It doesn't take many people to fill this small cave but there is a sense of peace and quiet which is timeless. Not hard to imagine St John taking refuge there from the Romans and producing words that have intrigued, baffled and comforted generations of Christian people.

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