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Cave of Apocalypse

Near Skala | Patmos, 855 00, Greece
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everyone should visit

even if you dont belive in god you should visit this place. you can fill an inner peace in there... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Thessaloniki, Greece
Christian shrine

A orthodox greek shrine, actually a christian shrine, in a beatiful location, half way to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jose T
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A beautiful monastery built near the cave where St. John the apostle wrote the Book of Revelations.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good22%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Near Skala | Patmos, 855 00, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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

Thank lucycan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 31 August 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
Reviewed 4 August 2017 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 24 July 2017 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 19 July 2017 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
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5 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
18 December 2016|
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Response from BishRon | Reviewed this property |
Taxi --short trip and inexpensive
8 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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