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Chorá in Pátmos municipality, Kalymnos (peripheral unit), Greece
 

Historic Centre (Chorá)

Monastery of Saint John the Theologian

 

—World Heritage Site —

 
The Historic Centre (Chorá) World Heritage Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 20, 2011
1. The Historic Centre (Chorá) World Heritage Site Marker
Inscription.
[Marker text printed in Greek and English script:]

1999
The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse
World Heritage Site

The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse are inscribed in the List of World Heritage Sites of the Convention for the Protection of World Heritage of the UNESCO. Inclusion in the list recognizes the exceptional value of a cultural site so that it may be protected for the benefit of all Humanity.
 
Erected 1999 by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization marker series.
 
Location. 37° 18.568′ N, 26° 32.885′ E. Marker is in Chorá, Kalymnos (peripheral unit), in Pátmos municipality. Marker can be reached from Skala-Chorá Road. Click for map. Duplicate markers appear at the two sacred buildings forming the Chorá World Heritage Site, both of which are off the Skala-Chorá Road, southeast of Skala Village - one on the wall at the west entrance to the Cave of the
Historic Centre (Chorá) Marker at the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 20, 2011
2. Historic Centre (Chorá) Marker at the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian
Apocalypse chapel [37.314419, 26.544667] and one here, on the north wall of the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian/the Devine. Marker is in this post office area: Chorá, Kalymnos (peripheral unit) 85001, Greece.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Historic Centre (Chorá) (approx. 0.6 kilometers away in Kalymnos peripheral unit); Liberation of Patmos (approx. 1.6 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Monastery of Saint John the Theologian. ... In 1088, Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos gave the island of Patmos to the soldier-priest John Christodoulos. The greater part of the monastery was completed by Christodoulos three years later. He heavily fortified the exterior because of the threats of piracy and Seljuk Turks. ... (Submitted on June 6, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Christianity; Greek Orthodox Church; John or Osios Christodoulos; Book of Revelation; St. John the Devine; Cave of the Apocalypse; Chorá (or Hora, capital of Patmos); Greece.
 
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Pigeons roosting in the walls of the monastery image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 20, 2011
3. Pigeons roosting in the walls of the monastery
Monastery of Saint John the Theologian image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 20, 2011
4. Monastery of Saint John the Theologian
Stairway to the monastery's upper levels image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 20, 2011
5. Stairway to the monastery's upper levels
On the roof of the monastery image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 20, 2011
6. On the roof of the monastery
Patmos Harbor, viewed from atop the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 20, 2011
7. Patmos Harbor, viewed from atop the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian
Patmos' windmills - with the Aegean Sea beyond image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 20, 2011
8. Patmos' windmills - with the Aegean Sea beyond
An uncovered foyer connecting medieval chapels filled with fabulous works of Christian art image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 20, 2011
9. An uncovered foyer connecting medieval chapels filled with fabulous works of Christian art
The grey walls of the monastery loom above the white houses on the mountainside image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 20, 2011
10. The grey walls of the monastery loom above the white houses on the mountainside
The Monastery of Saint John the Theologian dominates the south island skyline image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 20, 2011
11. The Monastery of Saint John the Theologian dominates the south island skyline
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   11. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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