Most popular articles
Casa Parlante. Reviving history. “Welcome! Please, come in! The Count will be with you presently. He ...
The Folklore Museum of Sinarades. The “Nikos Paktites” Folk Museum of Sinarades  is housed in a traditional two-floor building. It...
Lazareto. Miniscule island, opposite Kontokali, just 2 miles from Corfu. It was a monastery at the time of the Venetian...
Kynopiastes. Kynopiastes is an old, officially characterized, traditional settlement, eight (8) km south of the city of Corfu, two (2)...
Kontokali. 6.5 km from Corfu Town; No.7 City Bus; a ten - minute walk from the bus stop. ...
Remove filters
Apply filters
Home / Religious Sights / The Church of St Spyridon

The Church of St Spyridon

The church of St Spyridon, erected in 1589, is the centre of the island’s religious life, and one of its most important post-Byzantine monuments. It is a single-aisled, wooden-beamed basilica in the Ionian style, initially in the possession of the Boulgaris family, who were also the owners of the saint’s Holy Relic. Its impressive bell-tower  resembles to an astonishing degree that of the church of the San Giorgio dei Greci in Venice. The church possesses priceless treasures and votive offerings. The Holy Relic of St Spyridon reposes in a 19th-century silver reliquary , set to the right of the Sanctuary and having practically become a side chapel.



What's nearby

At the southeastern end of the city is the area of ​​ancient..
Holy Trinity Church 2 Patrick Comerford Corfu 2019
In 1814 Corfu, along with the Ionian Islands became a British Protectorate. ..
This is a single-aisled church with six side chapels. Existing since the..
The presence of Jews in Corfu has been recorded since the 1100s...
The Kanoni site lies to the south of Palaeopolis. It is said..