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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  • August 17, 2017
    Emotion, shivering, AWE, love, joy, in a unique space Influence, devoutness, adoration, prayer, blessings to all and wishes to found in this cave of Holiness ...
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  • August 17, 2017
    Worth to visit the cave of the Apocalypse, to learn from the monk there the history of Agios Ioannis Theologos k to see this incredible show, and the view from up there is a footpath that leads to the Staircase (for some meters dirt road), it would be nice to do the route. The only minus is the hours of operation, as after a k half is closed except the third opens 16.00-19.00.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Worth the visit. Located just before the monastery, going up the ladder. It is a small cave with frescoes in which John wrote the Apocalypse.
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  • May 5, 2017
    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.
  • May 20, 2017
    Cave of Apocalypse Hora Greece Priyanka Manish Jain Kolkata India.
  • August 25, 2016
    Marvellous place. Deserves the Unesco World Heritage Site nomination. Don't forget to visit the monastery.
  • October 5, 2016
    cool to see the place where John received revelation from God.
  • March 26, 2017
    Worth visiting the cave of the apocalypse, a great historic site.

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