Church of Saint Spiridon, Corfu

View the relics of a 1st-century saint at Church of Saint Spiridon, an unassuming Greek Orthodox church built in the 16th century. Though easily overlooked from the outside, the church boasts an elaborate interior, including a marble iconostasis, a double sarcophagus for the remains of St. Spyridon, and other Baroque elements. The relics were moved here in 1949 following the fall of the Byzantine Empire. Note the intricately painted ceilings with gold trim recounting the saint's life, as well as the incense burners hanging from the ceiling. Visitors are expected to be quiet, respectful, and dressed modestly. Add Church of Saint Spiridon and other attractions to your Corfu Town trip itinerary using our Corfu Town trip planner .
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  • Quiet a small church in the heart of the old town. No one is "cykaet", not odergivaet, calmly tell all show
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  • keraki would light a brisketai in a stenaki near the plateia lists is a quiet Cathedral but in there you can definitely recommend proseychitheis, it has a tall Bell Tower you will see great APO makria!!! Remember to go!!!
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  • A visit to the Church, one should begrudge Spirodon itself, even if the can is not religious by the Greeks. Incredibly nice decorated Church. Unfortunately, the coffin with St Spirodon closed. But we could see the beautiful casket.
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  • A church dedicated to the patron saint of Corfu, St Spiridon whose remains are in a silver casket in this church. The church and it's bell tower are points of reference to any Corfiot and visitor alike when you arrive in Corfu Town. The place has a very revered feeling and is drenched in history and gold. The locals donate as much gold as they can to the church so the place is dripping in in it. Be respectful to the believers i.e. no short short skirts or deep necklines. Fantastic iconic works of art are everywhere to wonder at and the chandeliers are spectacular too - a visual and spiritual feast in a very special place that cannot fail to touch your soul.
  • If you visit the church during Easter time be prepared for some long lines. The temple is beautiful with rich decors and the remains of Saint Spiridon are kept there.
  • Beautiful Venetian church turned Orthodox in the center of old town Corfu. Saint Spyridon is the patron saint of the island which makes this church extra special. Must-see. Free entrance, but be respectful.
  • That is a wonderful place!Agios Spiridonos!Greece is Orthodox county.We are orthodox brother.Woth live from Russia!
  • Holy Hierarch Spiridon pray for us!
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