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Church of Saint Spiridon, Corfu
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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 to your Sinarades travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sinarades itinerary planner.
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We visited here twice. Once to take in the beautiful artwork on the ceiling and second to see the body of the patron saint and say a pray for my mum to him. It is simple on the outside but inside it's... read more »
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 alik... read more »
We have visited this church a number of times over the years and there is always a queue to visit the Saints' tomb.It is always a very moving experience even for people not of the Greek Orthodox faith... read more »
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