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Monastery of St. John, Patmos

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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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  • Parmos is also known as the Jerusalem of the Aegean Sea. The coronation of this island life comes the fact that St. John wrote the book of revelation from the Bible. The monks of the monastery lend themselves willingly, having them on the spot, to bous do a tour of the premises while you explaining every detail of the monastery, for free of course. Entry will cost € 4. It includes the complete visit of the monastery and the Museum inside the monastery access. You can also find toilets on site.
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  • Kala diatirimenos, very friendly staff, nice breeze and view. from the points that someone worth going to
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  • Sumptuous monastery, fortress of the 11th, magnificent frescos and relics in large numbers including the skull of the Apostle St. Thomas. The Museum contains magnificent treasures and the library
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