Church of Saint Spiridon, Corfu Town

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
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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  • Hi, The church has a lot of history behind. There are benches inside so you can sit and contemplate. Around the church are a lot of good stores where you can buy a lot of religious souvenirs.  more »
  • Very special church. You have to visit this one. And passing by don’t forget to go to « Papagiorgis » for an ice cream !  more »
  • Definitely must see place - serene interior and overall feeling. Excellent murals and gilded decorations. No photos allowed inside. I should note the magnificent bells melodies, thrilling at least.
  • Inside the church lays St Spyridon. So pure so you can feel his spirit all around you! Amazing!
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