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“Walking in history”

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 16 November 2013

The monastery was a walk through history, a very pleasant experience. Interesting museum well worth the tour.

3  Thank Garsan
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

The monastery and the cave were the two main reasons we came to Patmos. The monastery was beautiful and had a nice museum. While we were there, one of the priests stopped by and said to my wife: "You look very peaceful and happy." She replied, "I am."

He stayed talking with us for quite a while, telling us some about his past and about his philosophies. Very interesting!

5  Thank RAMWashington
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

St. John's Monastery in Chora had somewhat of a magical feel to it. The tour itself wasn't all that long and you couldn't see much of the Monastery, but there's such a calm and peaceful energy about this place. You can walk around the town of Chora, visit some of the shops, check out the local artists (incredibly talented by the way), eat some fantastic food and drink some great wine, no matter where you are in Chora and around the Monastery, it's just peaceful. There some pretty amazing views and the architecture is like none other. We spent some time conversing with one of the monks as he blessed a prayer cloth for us. People are amazingly friendly. We met a local artist who produced phenomenal pieces. She took us up the road a bit to a great restaurant with fantastic views with the nicest owners who talked to us about local history, etc. It was honestly my favorite place on our honeymoon visit.

4  Thank jiml131
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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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