Saint John monastery at


Saint John the Divine monastery at Aptera
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The restored Byzantine Monastery of St. John the Divine is located next to the huge Roman cisterns of the ancient city of Aptera. It is believed to have been built in the 7th century AD, as a dependency of the Monastery of Patmos island, under the supervision of which it remained till 1964 (when it was abandoned permanently).

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture
  • Type: Monastery
  • Accessibility: Paved road

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