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Cave of Apocalypse, Patmos

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The Cave of the Apocalypse is situated about halfway up the mountain on the Aegean island of Patmos, along the road between the villages of Chora and Skala. This grotto is believed to mark the spot where John of Patmos received his visions that he recorded in the Book of Revelation. In 1999, UNESCO declared the cave a joint World Heritage Site together with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian.
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  • We were not there for very long. It was pretty quick to go in and through it but the cave was not what I was expecting. Smaller than we thought. Perhaps a tour guide would make this visit even more in...  more »
  • The site where St John wrote Revelation is small and could be very crowded, but we were fortunate to be alone in a small group. The cave is under a seminary and there is a small chapel directly in fro...  more »
  • What are the days and hours for visiting. Also is there a church service schedule? And can women attend?  more »
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  • Beautifully restored. Peaceful. Few crowds (though I guess this could change depending on the number/size of cruise ships alongside Skala). We caught a taxi from the port: visited the cave for 30 mins, then were picked up again, driven to the Monastery at Chora; 1 hr to explore. Then picked up and back to the port. €40. Good value. Alternatively, public bus leaves from close to the cruise terminal for Chora. Departs hourly most days. €2 per person, one way.
  • Cave of Apocalypse Hora Greece Priyanka Manish Jain Kolkata India.
  • Marvellous place. Deserves the Unesco World Heritage Site nomination. Don't forget to visit the monastery.
  • cool to see the place where John received revelation from God.
  • Worth visiting the cave of the apocalypse, a great historic site.