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Monastery of St. John, Patmos

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
Inscribed on the World Heritage List, Monastery of St. John represents an 11th-century Greek Orthodox monastery perched on a hilltop. Explore the cobblestone masterpiece, filled with interconnecting courtyards and open-air walkways traversed with arches, chapels, stairways, and arcades. Climb to the rooftop to visit the roof terraces for a spectacular view of the island. Within the monastery you'll find colorful 12th-century religious frescoes and a treasury filled with religious art and valuable objects. Of particular mention is the site of the Cave of the Apocalypse, reportedly where St. John the Divine experienced his revelations. Currently, the monastery is inhabited by about 40 monks, so visiting hours are limited--check online in advance. You can journey up by bus, or on foot along a beautiful old cobbled path. Put Monastery of St. John and other Patmos attractions into our Patmos itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Counterfeiters were women may dress you can see in the tough priest have gatekeepers (because I was angry, throwing the fabric leg to hide). So of course in camera ban is severely warned. Please be careful. Views overlooking the harbour of walk a little along the way, but very beautiful, bored.
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  • This was a well preserved monastery which was founded in 1088. Our tour guide was well informed and explained many things about the chapel and the museum which made it interesting. There is a very old...  read more »
  • One of the most mystical monasteries I have seen. Beautiful. There is the mainchurch, other chapels. the Museum. You must visit the Monastery of Saint John established by the monk Saint Christodoulos ...  read more »
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