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Cave of Apocalypse, Patmos

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  • 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 sa...  more »
  • in place of sanctuary where God delivered the speech and visions to mankind. A place where every person irrespective of religion must be visited.
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  • This is the kind of place that, for some people, is more than a ride: it is a pilgrimage. Being that my case, I prepared for the visit as a Muslim is preparing to visit Mecca once in a lifetime. Exciting. Not disappointed to realize that, besides the religious question, there are also the trade that, in a sense, will be useful if you want to bring a souvenir of the place. It is worth remembering that in the interior of the cave is not allowed to photograph or film, which I agree. Don't be alarmed at the thought that the cave is at the top of the mountain. She is much below and, if don't be scared by a short walk, enjoy to go singing your favorite religious songs. Good place to think about the future and ask for you and your loved ones. Tip: If you want to rent a car, bike or ATV, don't forget to bring your driver's license.
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  • cool to see the place where John received revelation from God.
  • Wonderful, spiritual, simply beautiful.
  • Marvellous place. Deserves the Unesco World Heritage Site nomination. Don't forget to visit the monastery.
  • I had returned to my birthplace Cyprus after 60 years in England. My friend, the bank Manager there, said to me we are making a cruise of the 5 main Greek islands, and it includes the island of Patmos where the Apostle John, beloved of Jesus, spent his last days and wrote the Apocalypse, the book of Revelation as brought to him by the Holy Angel. We visited the actual cave he had hidden in from the pirates who frequently raided the island, up in the mountain where there is the monastery that also has manuscripts written in his blood when he ran out of ink, and which I actually saw. The thing that struck me entering the cave, which is cracked in its ceiling in three deep grooves that look like a Y, was that this was indeed our Lord had blessed with His visit, and the writings of the prophesy in the final days we now live in, the Apocalypse, is indeed a blessing to me which I never thought would happen in my lifetime, but only materialised through the blessing of my Lord and Saviour who made it possible for me. No doubt in my mind that this was indeed a revelation. Go and visit it to understand how man can touch God, and be greatful through your faith for His great gift to us.
  • If you are religious, this is such an unique place to see. I felt very emotional of being in a place where an apostle lived!