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Summary

Monastery of Saint John the Divine

Class:

  • Temple or sanctuary
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

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Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The monastery of Patmos was founded in 1088 by Ossios Ioannis Christodoulos following a grant by the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos. The greater part of the monastery was completed by Christodoulos in just three years. Its heavily fortified exterior was necessitated by the threats of piracy and Seljuk Turks.

http://www.kastra.eu/castleen.php?kastro=patmos