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Monastery of St. John

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This is a must see if you are in Patmos!! Lovely temple allowing you to walk around among the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Moa S
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The fine and remote location make this tempting

Who ever visits Patmos, should also visit this monastery. Here is a lot of the ancient history of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kaj L
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Massive stone monastery completed in the 11th century in honor of St. John the apostle.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“small museum” (6 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see if you are in Patmos!! Lovely temple allowing you to walk around among the priests in this stunning setting!

Thank Moa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who ever visits Patmos, should also visit this monastery. Here is a lot of the ancient history of europe, and the western world entangled and collected in one and the same place. And one of the corner stones of Christianity.

Thank Kaj L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found the monastery to be of much interest. It's a beautiful spot with excellent views. The actual area that you can visit is quite small though so unless you are the reflective type you might be in and out quite quickly. Glad we went...More

Thank Tenchsweep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible experience. A must do when visiting Patmos. The Monastery of Saint John the Theologian is such a reverend, peaceful and stunning place of worship. The museum within is incredible. The view incredible. A World Heritage listing destination that can't be missed.

Thank konstantinos274
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Very organised,they also give tours by the people living there,tremendous historical and religion importance. Even the location is perfect,where you can relax at the cafe's and restaurants nearby. Parking if you have your own car could be a little problem.

Thank Panagiotis D
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We caught the bus up, and walked back down. Very nice place with massive views. Little stone streets surrounding easy to get lost in.

Thank Paul141
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We walked up the hill from narrow streets to the monastery. It was quite crowded but worth it. They give you clothes if your clothing is not appropriate to enter the monastery.

Thank Ozlem S
Reviewed 23 July 2017 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 20 July 2017 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 16 July 2017

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
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