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Monastery of St. John

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Address: Greece
Phone Number: 0247/31-234
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Massive stone monastery completed in the 11th century in honor of St. John...

Massive stone monastery completed in the 11th century in honor of St. John the apostle.

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Museum and monastery at one shot

It was a nice place with great views. I liked the architecture and the aura of the place very much. Its a bit dark but very quiet and peaceful. Museum was not great but it was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
GizemGiritli
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Ankara, Turkey
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Ankara, Turkey
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice place with great views. I liked the architecture and the aura of the place very much. Its a bit dark but very quiet and peaceful. Museum was not great but it was a good experience and they had various artifacts from different places.

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Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone who visit Patmos island MUST visit this Holy place! Patmos is well known for this specific Holy monastery. Serenity and highly respected religious relics. I'm sure you will feel the "energy" of this Holy place.

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Thank Antonis2
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can still feel the atmosphere of the past. the place is located in hora appx 4 to 5 km up to the hills. You can have a taxi which costs 7 to 9 eur or you can waut for the bus which will be 1.5 eur. A must see in patmos beside beaches.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Where the theological school was established in 1713 .Its dark façade provides a contrast with its interior. There you may visit some of the 5 chapels and the old treasury in a museum.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly creepy but meat to see the cave where church tradition says John wrote Revelation. Weird that no pictures are allowed but still worth going to see!!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So glad chose to visit the monastery. One can't help but be in awe of the significance of this holy place surrounded by a quaint village. The museum inside holds priceless artifacts. The entrance cost is minimal - 4 euros. Cats roam the streets. There are a couple cafes and shops within the monastery walls to explore. We took the... More 

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Piraeus Region, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

You should make it your goal to visit this monastery... It is very informative and calming experience that you'll always remember...

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We went here a few times during our stay. Great views from the top over Scala. Lots of little shops and a good few wee tavernas there. Great lunch spot and dinner at sunset looking out to the windmills and sun setting. Easy to get taxi there and back as they are parked at bottom of monastery . We enjoyed... More 

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Weston, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

A bit of a climb through a picturesque village brings you to the Monastery of St John The Theologian where if nothing else you have a fabulous view of Skala with its magnificent setting, but there is lot more to enjoy in this old and historical Monastery

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

When in patmos you must see this place because there isn't much to do here. It is a very beautiful place. They have great little shops. Do not forget to put decent cloths on

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