Monastery of the Apocalypse

Between Skala and Hora stands the little fortified Monastery of the Apocalypse built in the 17C. This peaceful spot hidden in a pine forest resonating with the sound of chirping cicadas provides a beautifulview of Skala Bay. It is hard to believe that such a charming place bedecked with bougainvilleas was where St John went through such torment. A few steps surrounded by monks' cells lead down to the sacred grotto, a cave where according to tradition the apostle had his terrifying vision of the Apocalypse and heard the voice of God.

Useful information

Address:

84400 Pátmos

Phone:

+30 2247 031276

Opening hours

8am-1pm, Sun, Tue and Thu 2pm-4pm - free admittance

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