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Monastery of St. John

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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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Monastery of St. John / Patmos

Proud monastery sit enthroned on a hill in Patmos since 9 centurys, with a fantastic landscape; The apostle Sant John lives here in exil and wrote the Apocalypse, his spirit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Manuela L
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Proud monastery sit enthroned on a hill in Patmos since 9 centurys, with a fantastic landscape; The apostle Sant John lives here in exil and wrote the Apocalypse, his spirit revelation, duing 18 month; we visited his modest holy cave where he live; you must climb to the monastery, there is a nice white church with 5 bells overlooking the... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place to see and help understand the life and letters of the apostle John. Museum is good, especially the manuscript from the 4th century.

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Tallong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is here that allegedly St John the evangelist wrote the book of Revelations, the last chapter of the new Testament that was according to legend revealed to John. He then instructed a colleague to write it all down in Greek. In 95AD St John was banished from Ephesus and exiled to Patmos which in the days of the Roman... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can't leave Patmos without seeing the Monastery! It dates from the 12th century and I dedicated to St. John (the cave where he wrote the Apocalypse) is further down the hill. There's a museum (€2) that has great relics and amazing artifacts! Parking is available on the road at the entrance of Chora (the town at the top of... More 

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Kokomo, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much of the history of Island is here as well as honoring the Apostle John's time as prisoner on Isand and the writing of Revelation of Jesus Christ - N.T. Book.

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PE3 6SX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether charged with religious zeal or not a visit to this monastery and museum are well worth while. The views - stunning & the library collection -outstanding. If you feel like a pilgrim or wish to share their experience, try approaching up the cobbled pedestrian avenue from Skala, camera in hand.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can feel the holiness all around the castle monastery. Just let your spirit to fly over the Aegean Sea, to chase the sun, to touch the hot stones, to get the vibes from historical people and facts.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are lucky enough to be sailing around the Greek Isles or just lucky enough to be visiting Patmos, take the time to tour the monastery. It's fascinating in all sorts of ways that include history, art and religion.

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 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 July 7, 2016 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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