St John Monastery on hill top Chora
Monastery of St John – Patmos Visit
The cruise ship offered a shore excursion to the Monastery of St John during the Patmos Visit. The Monastery of St John the Theologian (Fortress of Patmos) sits on the hill overlooking the harbor. John the Apostle is said to have written the book of Revelation here. On the way up the hill, you can stop at the Cave of the Apocalypse, where St John received the Revelation. The Monastery of St John looks like an imposing ancient fortress when viewed from the harbor below. The monastery is in the main town or Chora.