Patmos: A finely-carved wooden door at the Monastery of St. John the Theologian

A finely-carved wooden door at the Monastery of St. John the Theologian in Patmos, Greece

Monastery of St. John the Theologian – A finely-carved wooden door

A finely-carved wooden door at the Monastery
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 around the cave where he lived. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. The image shows a beautifully carved door at 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.

Other Patmos Images
Monastery of St. John the Theologian
Frescoes on the walls of Monastery of St. John the Theologian
A panoramic view from Patmos
A panoramic view with windmills

Related Pages
Greek Islands, Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Crete, Greece
Minoan Civilization, Mycenaean Civilization
Ephesus

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