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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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  • It is located in the island Country. Accessibility by taxi, Japanese schoolgirl or one-hour hike from the port. Worth to visit everyone. There is also a museum which we found it closed and apogoiteytikame.
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  • To walk through and see the Monastery on its glory, is priceless. The church within Monastery is breathtaking, the serenity within the walls of the Monastery is wonderful and the view from the roof to...  more »
  • The most important religious State of Aegean Castle dominates the town of Patmos a world-class Memorial built by St. Christodoulos in 1088 after he was granted by Emperor komnenos Alexio is the most famous spot of Patmos.
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