Church of Saint Spiridon, Corfu Town

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#2 of 15 in Historic Sites in Corfu Town
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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  • If you are in Corfu Town you can't miss the red bell tower of this lovely church. Long queues of devout worshippers to get in but worth the wait. Fabulous interior and silver sarcophagous of the saint...  more »
  • Nice old church in the middle of Old Corfu Town reached by walking up narrow alleys from the Old Port. Well worth a visit.  more »
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  • 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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