Church of Saint Spyridon

#6 in Best Things To Do in Corfu
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Key Info

Filarmonikis 19

Price & Hours

Free
Hours vary

Details

Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing, Free Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
3.9

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  • 5.0Value
  • 2.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

This church is named for the patron saint of Corfu, St. Spyridon, who is said to have saved the island on more than one occasion. In fact, a large segment of the male population in Corfu is named "Spyros" in his honor. His remains are housed in a crypt inside the church. The structure dates back to the 1580s, and still functions as a Greek Orthodox Church. 

Recent visitors said they were more impressed with the church's interior than its exterior, and recommend stopping by to snap a few photos of the church's red domed bell tower – the highest point in Corfu Town. 

The church sits northwest of the Old Fortress in Corfu's Old Town. Admission is free, but visits during church services are discouraged. 

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