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“Interesting if in the area”
Review of Cave of Apocalypse

Cave of Apocalypse
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Patmos
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Owner description: A beautiful monastery built near the cave where St. John the apostle wrote the Book of Revelations.
Athens, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Interesting if in the area”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

The Cave of the grotto was okay. It was disappointing because they now charge. There isn't much to see except the chapel in the cave. If it is really the cave John wrote Revelation in than it worth visiting. There is nothing else to see there though. You don't get to see any of the monastery. If the cave doesn't interest you, it isn't worth the money. The web site says modest dress required so I followed directions but there were people there wearing bathing suits with little cover ups which surprised me (they probably don't care since they charge now).

If you aren't already in Patmos it isn't worth making the effort to go to Patmos just to see this.

Visited June 2013
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“Don't go with Tui/ fridisresor/ finnmatkat Group!”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We made the serious mistake, and took the group tour. Hey, what to expect when there is 46 persons and only one guide without any microphone? Other tui group pushed our back and no experince could find. Take bus or taxi instead and buy book. Open 8.30-13.30.

Visited July 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“A Definite "See it", but be warned”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

What I found most interesting is that this is where John spent his time while writing the Book of Revelations. I enjoyed being part of that history, but what I didn't like was how crowded it was. As a result it was hard to absorb the ambience of the moment, as you are being rushed through if you are with a tour group. If you can go on your own, I think it would be more memorable. There are many stairs to get down to the cave, and then back up again so be prepared for some exercise to see it.

Visited May 2013
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Peterborough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Historic place but ...”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

We finally found the entrance to the monastery/cave after signage ran out and were surprised to find a 'house' that went down several levels with various rooms off, all whch were either being worked on or shut! We came to see the cave so on reaching it, was disappointed to not have any information as to what we were seeing. A friend who visited quite a few years back described a very different place - with a spot where John was supposed to kneel and another spot where his scribe sat to write Revelation. We didn't see either of these inside what was really a church in a cave. Had to say we'd been I guess and for only 2 euros ... Perhaps when all the alterations etc are finished it will be better present.

Visited June 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Not to be missed”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

It's just a cave, but it's where the last book of the bible was written, so there is a huge sense of history.
You can take the bus from Skala for 1 Euro.

Visited May 2013
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