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Address: Near Skala | Patmos, 855 00, Greece (Formerly Monastery of the Apocalypse)
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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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This was a surreal experience being in a place which was lived in by one of the apostles, St. John, while he wrote the Book of Revelations. It is only a small area but there are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wentworth Falls, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What are the days and hours for visiting. Also is there a church service schedule? And can women attend?

Thank Angie G
Ventura County Coast, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked over hill from anchorage to the south to discover it was closed. Check hours, currently 8 AM to 1:30 PM. Sat had evening hours too. Same with St. John's monastery...

1 Thank Graham D
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we visited no crowds and one can take one's time to savour the history - not especially St John the Evangelist, but of the religious edifice that has built up around the cave: peaceful.

1 Thank Gaijin-tanuki
Wentworth Falls, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a surreal experience being in a place which was lived in by one of the apostles, St. John, while he wrote the Book of Revelations. It is only a small area but there are various historical items to look at, but unfortunately no photography is allowed.I can only assume this is as a revenue raising exercise in them... More 

1 Thank DESherstory
Alicante, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is very special to feel that we have touched the story if the bible and the book of revelations. Good visit

1 Thank Andrew D
Cleveland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Visiting the cave during a Sunday worship service was an exceptional experience. Authentic or not, it was worth the time.

Thank Gary G
Ferndale, California, United States
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

As is typical in Europe, a chapel/church (or several!) is built over places of religious significance. We were on a tour, so the bus took us up to the cave. Otherwise, it would be a long walk unless you arrange transportation. However, the cave is very inspiring. The religious icons intrude on its historical value, but it is still a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Worth the trip but more of a fit for history or religion buffs. If you ride scooters to the site, which seemed to be the most common way to get around the island, be careful on the windy roads, not safe for kids.

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Reviewed 13 December 2016

A little walk, very quite and peaceful. This cave itself is worth seeing, the monastery i enjoyed as well. Halfway up, they stop traffic, this view alone is worth a look. You walk the rest of the hill, its not a hard walk but nice to look in a few local shops on the way.

Thank TRM058
Moose Jaw, Canada
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

This site is worth seeing even if you are non-religious. it is a very sacred place so the atmosphere is very serious but it is a very interesting site to visit. we enjoyed visiting this site built into the cave on the side of the hill. very interesting.

Thank slightlyheavy

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