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The Monastery of St. John the Theologian Orthodox monastery founded in 1088 in Hora. In 1999 was declared a UNESCO World Klironomiasapo the UNESCO. It was built at the point where it is believed by both the Catholic and the Orthodox Church that the apostle John wrote the Gospel and tinApokalypsi, near the cave where he had visions of Revelation.
In 1088 the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komnenos gave the island of Patmos in the monk Christodoulos. The largest part of the monastery was completed by Christodoulos three years later, who fortified the exterior because of threats from pirates and the Seljuk Turks on a hill higher than the cave of the Apocalypse exactly on the ancient altar of the goddess Artemis.
This periteichi Monastery was built in the form of a medieval castle with battlements and walls epistirixis universally in the center of this small and yet resplendent in art and other buildings and around cells and tanks. Vicinity of the monastery began to settle than monks and secular with their families erecting houses and having as seekers already in the castle fortified monastery in case of danger pirate raid. So the monastery associated with the history and development of the island.