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Cave of Apocalypse

Near Skala | Patmos, 855 00, Greece
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Interesting Historical Sight

Historians now believe the person responsible for the works attributed to John never visited this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Canberra, Australia

This is believed to be the cave to which St John had been exiled and where he wrote the book of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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A beautiful monastery built near the cave where St. John the apostle wrote the Book of Revelations.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“st john” (12 reviews)
Near Skala | Patmos, 855 00, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Historians now believe the person responsible for the works attributed to John never visited this cave, but that doesn't make it any less fascinating. You can walk up here in under an hour, but it's steep, and in Summer hot, and the local taxi drivers...More

Thank LucyKate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is believed to be the cave to which St John had been exiled and where he wrote the book of Revelation. It was for this reason that I came to Patmos. On my one day here it was fortunate to be a Sunday and...More

Thank RonRSydney_Australia
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is where Paul supposedly had his dream and wrote the Revelation in this cave. It's very touristy now and turned into a chapel as well but still worth a visit.

Thank RichardK938
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This is the most positive place in Greece. Is a gate. To paradise for the believers , to other dimensions for the spirituals. A place where your heart is open along with the skies.

Thank nektarpatmos
Reviewed 17 October 2017

even if you dont belive in god you should visit this place. you can fill an inner peace in there and I really felt like crying.

Reviewed 8 October 2017

A orthodox greek shrine, actually a christian shrine, in a beatiful location, half way to the monastery of St John. Silent and inspiring.

Thank Jose T
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Some pretty significant history here. The place is well kept and a nice stop if you are on the island.

Thank lucycan
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Orthadox shrine,but typical of heavily touristed areas,it was busy,noisy(clicking annoying photograph bores). The Orthadox priest was having a nightmare trying to control guided tourists.Definately not conducive to quiet reflection and contemplation in one of the most poignant sites in the whole of Christianity !!!.It...More

Thank joey h
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The Cave of the Apocalypse is such a moving and meaningful destination that must be seen. The serenity and reverend space is calming and the history of the cave beautiful. A must do- you can comfortably visit the Cave and Monastery together.

Thank konstantinos274
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely an intere sting site but it was disappointing to see tht the empmoyess were taking the candles right after you lid thm and make the wish . Thy put it out and put candles back on sale for next tourists. A holy spot whch...More

Thank Tan E
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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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