The cave’s significance in history dates back to 95 AD, when St. John the Theologian fled persecution and sought sanctuary in Patmos. Within this cave St. John received the Book of Revelation and predicted the signs leading to the Apocalypse.
Admire the fluffy cloudlike rock formations that hover above stunning icons and lit candles. Tour the cave chamber and you’ll find what looks like a rip in the stone through which religious texts say St. John heard God’s voice telling him the secrets of the Book of Revelation. Nearby you’ll see a shelf made of rock which was used by Prohoros, the Saint’s student, to record the text. Nearby, small rock ledges offered support as St. John prayed.