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Monastery of St. John

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Monastery of St. John

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Best of Turkey and Greece with 2 days cruise
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Best of Turkey and Greece with 2 days cruise

Best of Turkey and Greece with 2 days cruise is a combination of our favorite places in Turkey and Greece in 12 days with a 2-day Ocean cruise to visit Patmos - Crete and Santorini. This is a full-service escorted tour with entry fees to the sights as mentioned. <br>We think you will be enchanted with the varied sights, tastes and culture of the region and you will appreciate the nicely paced journey that allows you to discover and enjoy both the best of Turkey and Greece. <br>Important Note: As there is Cruise part and many serial accommodation full refund will be done until 90 days prior to departure date, 75 % prior to 60 days, 50% prior to 30 days , 75% prior to 15 days , 0% refund prior to 8 days.
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Stephanie E wrote a review Oct 9
Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom54 contributions40 helpful votes
Beautiful tranquil place, even if you aren't religious, the monastery is a must see, amazing 360 views of Patmos & the surrounding islands.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Alison S wrote a review Sep 2020
Newbury, United Kingdom161 contributions39 helpful votes
Definitely worth visiting whilst you explore Chora. There's a chapel plus two flours of interesting exhibits
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Date of experience: September 2020
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NatMcN wrote a review Aug 2020
Brussels, Belgium88 contributions19 helpful votes
I find this quite moving, that the head monk chose to stay open to tourists despite the threat of the virus to him and his elderly peers. Since they don’t charge admission, it’s not for the revenue. I’m grateful we could visit.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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In-Yong H wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom658 contributions86 helpful votes
It really looks more like a fortress than a monastery from below the hill, but inside, you can see some wonderful frescoes and see that it's still very much a functioning monastery. This also means that you're not allowed to take photos in any indoor spaces, including the surprisingly extensive museum they have there. The views you get from the top all they way down the rest of Patmos and the sea are also wonderful. As always, make sure you are dressed modestly. There is a bus that takes you all the way up to Chora from Skala, but it still involves a bit of a walk. If you don't mind a bit more exercise and sweating profusely, you can also walk up from the Cave monastery, which was nice!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Kostas S wrote a review Aug 2020
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Nothing too special, I anticipated more, but I guess it is better that it is quiet and not "too touristy". Go for a visit, it would be nice if you have a guide with you to explain some things, or do some research yourself.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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