Monastery of St. John the Theologian in Patmos
St. John, an Apostle of Jesus and the author of one of the new testaments, lived later part of his life in a cave on the island of Patmos, Greece. He wrote The Book of Revelation while living there. For this reason, Patmos is known in the Christian world as the island of Apocalypse.
The Monastery of St. John the Theologian, which is now a Greek Orthodox monastery, was dedicated to him and was built in the 11th century near the cave where he lived. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. As you can see from the image, beautiful frescoes, some of which depict St. John’s life story, adorn the walls of this monastery.
Located near the west coast of Turkey in the Aegean Sea, Patmos is a small island belonging to Greece. It is very scenic and a popular tourist destination. Check the Greek Islands page for other popular islands in the Aegean Sea.
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