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Cave of Apocalypse

Near Skala | Patmos, 855 00, Greece
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The cave where St John wrote the book of revelations is set in a lovely building. Full of history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
East Sussex
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If you have the chance, sit for a while in the cave. Groups are being herded through all the time... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brian R
Aarhus, Denmark
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A beautiful monastery built near the cave where St. John the apostle wrote the Book of Revelations.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Near Skala | Patmos, 855 00, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cave where St John wrote the book of revelations is set in a lovely building. Full of history. Only 2 euros to get in.

Thank GrahamEastSussex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have the chance, sit for a while in the cave. Groups are being herded through all the time but there are also moments of peace. And please respect the "No fotos" signs.

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very unassuming Church. If not for the UNESCO Heritage signs, the simple iron gates at the bend of a hairpin turn are easily missed. We attended an early morning festival prayer session. The Cave is at the end of a wide and...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

I was expecting more, the location clearly has some religious significance but it was a a little underwhelming for me. Still, at only 2 Euro, it's worth popping in if you're passing and seeking solace from the sun for a while.

Thank HtDMtD
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

A holy point with deep history that is worth seeing from near. It is considered to be a universal symbol of Christianity. The inside of it causes a deed. Also has beautiful view.. don't miss it

6  Thank Antouli
Reviewed 22 June 2017

It wonderful to see a Chapel in a cave, gives you an interesting perspective on how things may have really been. The history in this town is amazing and the Monastery at the top of the hill is fantastic

Thank manuelmF3027KR
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We were not there for very long. It was pretty quick to go in and through it but the cave was not what I was expecting. Smaller than we thought. Perhaps a tour guide would make this visit even more interesting.

Thank jpapa4444
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

The site where St John wrote Revelation is small and could be very crowded, but we were fortunate to be alone in a small group. The cave is under a seminary and there is a small chapel directly in front of it. The place where...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

What are the days and hours for visiting. Also is there a church service schedule? And can women attend?

Thank Angie G
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Walked over hill from anchorage to the south to discover it was closed. Check hours, currently 8 AM to 1:30 PM. Sat had evening hours too. Same with St. John's monastery...

1  Thank Graham D
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6 February 2017|
Response from TRM058 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ron, they have mass in the cave on a Sunday and i believe the monastery is closed on Sunday
19 December 2016|
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Response from BishRon | Reviewed this property |
Taxi --short trip and inexpensive
9 September 2016|
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Response from I- M | Reviewed this property |
If you have to choose I would say monastery.
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