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Monastery of St. John

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Absolutely astounding! The structure itself dates back to the 1080's and is beautifully maintained... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brian R
Aarhus, Denmark
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Incredible Experience

Dominating the peak of Patmos, the Monastery of Saint John is incredible. On an island as small as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Massive stone monastery completed in the 11th century in honor of St. John the apostle.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“small museum” (5 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely astounding! The structure itself dates back to the 1080's and is beautifully maintained. It is mindboggling that services have been held here in an unbroken line since then. The church proper is beautiful and serene, and the museum was a surprisingly good experience. Among...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dominating the peak of Patmos, the Monastery of Saint John is incredible. On an island as small as Patmos, all roads lead to the Monastery. Once you arrive, there is an excellent patio restaurant to the right, and the path to the Monastery to the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

fab views across the windmills and around the island, a must see, amazing, moving experience, Patmos has not changed in 30yrs since my last visit

Thank karen m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Moderately steep climb from taxi rank. Beautiful, minimalist, Greek Island architecture. The museum displays an original El Greco. From Skala a public bus runs to Chora hourly: €2 per person one way. If there is a small group, I recommend a shared taxi from Skala...More

Thank Gaijin-tanuki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Working monastery, cool and comforting, great architecture. You need to be respectful with clothing, cameras and manners. Small museum with some interesting pieces. Well worth 4 Euros

Thank HtDMtD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Monastery is a must to see and it is hard to miss. It sits atop the Island of Patmos, where the story goes that John the Theologician wrote the Book of Revelations. The Cave is important to see too.

Thank mountaintrekker1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is highly worthy to visit this monastery, which combines the church where can see important paintings with moments from Orthodox Bible history and the museum with unique items of great historical importance.

Thank Evangelia P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a little time walking the streets of the little port village, the Skala, on Patmos before taking a short bus ride up the hill to a stop below the Monastery. Great views of this lovely island from the bus stop and then a short...More

Thank Al_Q2007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Has amazing view and totally worth a visit. Very peaceful place, offers the ultimate spiritual tranquility. Also church has a great architecture

3  Thank Antouli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this place, you feel the breath of history, of sea and you feel the sun. Absolutely beautiful place, with picturesque views on island.

Thank ninorobakidze
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