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Monastery of St. John

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Incredible Art and awesome views

The views from the monastery are absolutely fantastic, the artwork in the museum is amazing and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
Interesting place to visit

It was nice to go up and see it. Very interesting site. We didn't go with a tour so you may learn... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Markham, Canada
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Massive stone monastery completed in the 11th century in honor of St. John the apostle.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views from the monastery are absolutely fantastic, the artwork in the museum is amazing and well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

It was nice to go up and see it. Very interesting site. We didn't go with a tour so you may learn quite a bit more if you do join a tour. You should get a drive to get you closer to the location unless...More

Thank jpapa4444
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We were there with a small group, but there were many other groups there. Still we could see all if we were patient. The small chapel is full of paintings which are magnificent. The museum on the second level holds rare sacred scriptures, very impressive...More

1  Thank Gary C
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We were here over the Easter weekend, and joined in several of the celebrations. All a great combination of reverence and joy!

Thank Bathman
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Another stop with the Gate 1 Travel group, we visited the Patmos cave where it's reported St. John wrote his book. We were the first group of the day & were fortunate to sit in the cave as the docent detailed the history associated with...More

1  Thank Steve_OldOkie
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The Monastery of St John actually turned out to be more interesting than we expected. We took a taxi up. No real need for a tour. It's a short ride that included a stop at the cavern where John wrote Revelations. Nice little village on...More

1  Thank isdn4u
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Check hours of opening. Currently 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM with Saturday's also includes an evening opening. Dress and act appropriately.

1  Thank Graham D
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The paintings, manuscripts, chalices etc are from various periods in antiquity ranging from the 5th century to the 18th century. It is awe inspiring when viewing these very holy items, particularly the manuscripts. There are many old paintings which are still vibrant in color. Photography...More

2  Thank DESherstory
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

It is very special to feel that we have touched the story if the bible and the book of revelations. Good visit

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 17 April 2017

There is a bit of a walk up the hill and the ground is uneven, so be prepared to take your time and wear comfy shoes. Monastery is stone, so can be a bit chilly inside, so you might want a jacket. Visiting here gives...More

Thank Colleen H
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