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Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Patmos
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Owner description: Massive stone monastery completed in the 11th century in honor of St. John the apostle.
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Monastery, but to be quite honest, nothing special. You are actually not able to see much of the monastery. Beautiful church, a museum, stunning views. In a beautiful white town Chora with a few shops, cafes and restaurants. View is here the thing.

Thank lindb
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Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

This was a very interesting and peaceful place to visit. We arrived near closing but had enough time to see the artifacts. The most intriguing things were the old manuscripts! They were beautiful and unusual. Great views from the upper galleries. Saw the sunset through one window and it was so beautiful! A great moment in the monastery.

4  Thank Jolene H
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

We arrived in Patmos at 13.25 after leaving Rhodes port at 8.30 am with the Dodecanisos Pride catamaran. . We chartered a 37 ft Hanse sailing boat named Armida provided with a skipper for 1 week . Saw St . John's monastry situated in Chora. viewed Patmos Skala.. Next day shopped our provisions and started our trip. First stop , only an hour away with a slight wind blowing was Marathi island swam out to shore , only 3 restaurants, and then headed for Arkious !/2 hr away. Lovely little island . Tiganakia was our next stop for swimming in beautiful crystal clear waters and fishing for our dinner. Slept at Lipsous. Morning after headed towards Leros , swimming in Bafouti bay and then for the night in Panteli. Slowly heading for Rhodes , stopped at Symi and finally Rhodes . Enjoyed our week ,sailing and swimming , had a terrific skipper who knew most of the beautiful little bays . I would highly recommend the Armida aegean sailing tours with skipper anytime.

Thank Maria M
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

It is worth seeing. A lot of religion related groups coming all over the world to visit this monaster.

2  Thank Tekin O
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

The monastery sits on top of Chora the capital of Patmos island and it is a must visit whether you are religious or not.
Dedicated to St. John who wrote the Book of Revelation is perhaps one of the most important monasteries in the Christian religion and also a very important Byzantine building and architecture.
You can take a bus or taxi to get to the top or even walk if you are fit and have the time.
As with all religious sights dress sensibly.
The entrance fee is modest and it also includes entrance into the museum which contains some of the most important artefacts and scriptures of the Eastern Church.
The Byzantine frescos are simply superb.
After the visit enjoy the view over the island and don't forget to have a walk around the picturesque streets of Chora.
You must not miss the monastery, it's a hugely moving experience.

6  Thank OTT12
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