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Church of Saint Spiridon, Corfu Town

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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. Plan your visit to Church of Saint Spiridon and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Corfu Town trip planner.
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  • The st. Spiridin is the patron of island Corfu. His holy relics are placed inside in cancer inside the church dedicated to the st. Spiridonas. Many pilgrims and people from all over the world are... 
    The st. Spiridin is the patron of island Corfu. His holy relics are placed inside in cancer inside the church dedicated to the st. Spiridonas. Many pilgrims and people from all over the world are...  more »
  • The Church of St. Spyridon is probably the most important church in Corfu Town and it certainly warrants a visit. The church was built back in 1859, making it one of the oldest churches on the entire....  more
    The Church of St. Spyridon is probably the most important church in Corfu Town and it certainly warrants a visit. The church was built back in 1859, making it one of the oldest churches on the entire....  more »
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  • Note: this is the "new" in-town church, that has been moved between the two fortresses, so it can be better protected. Of course nowadays this shouldn't matter, but still, it's the second of its name. The inside is cool, the outside amazes with how many people actually visit it. You can also use the church as a guiding beacon as it is easily seen across town while you're exploring. It had some special meaning for me as it carries my grandfather's name. You can enter from both sides.
  • beautiful church and interior design is also impressive! Must visit in Corfu old town! You could pay EUR 5 for lighting the long candle!

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