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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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A Must See On Patmos

If visiting the Holy island of Patmos then one must visit The Cave of The Apocalypse where tradition holds that St John received his vision from Christ that he recorded in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2016
johnandbabette
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Weston, Fl
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Merve T
Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank friefra
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Being a Christian this was a main reason behind heading to Patmos island. Although the island itself is breathtaking we were a little disappointed by the way the cave had been developed. In my mind I had pictured a simple and somber place. It has now been changed into a church with seating, paintings etc. Although underwhelming it was still... More 

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Weston, Fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

If visiting the Holy island of Patmos then one must visit The Cave of The Apocalypse where tradition holds that St John received his vision from Christ that he recorded in the Book of Revelation. It is in a beautiful location on the way to the Monastery of St John the Theologian, also worth a visit. About 50 steps of... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a must. It is no longer a cave but a delightful little chapel. With a bit of imagination you can envisage the cave as it was with a fabulous view of Skala. The steep steps require careful negotiation but it is worth the effort. Top tip: don't go as part of a coach party it would be too... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

When we were going to the cave people were praying. It was very interesting. The priest was speaking in greek so we were not able to understand anything.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I was surprised by how much this site has been turned into what appears to be a bit of a pilgrimage site. Somehow, I expected it to be in exactly the condition it was when John was exited here 20 centuries ago. Nonetheless, once inside it was really worthwhile. You can definitely get the feel of how it must have... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We visited the cave as part of a large busload of people from the cruise ship, our experience was hurried and crowded filing through. Before entering, our guide did provide descriptions of the cave and showed pictures of the highlights. That was helpful but it would better to visit in small groups with more time to reflect on the significance... More 

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wellard
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

There is very little to see from our point of view but from a religious person who wants to see it would be good. We had a great walk down the hill from the monastery and then picked up the bus.

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