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Church of Saint Spiridon

Greece
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Ranked #2 of 72 Attractions in Corfu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: A beautiful 300-year old church full of rare religious icons and relics.
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norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It was lovely, discovered on an evening tour. So I went back a couple of days later. Sat and watched and soaked up the spiritual atmosphere and feelings. An honour to touch saint spiros cascat. I have a piece of his cloth and holy water, he guided me home and I will return.

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Lancing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The church of Agios Spyridon is truly beautiful. He interested me greatly and I asked the maid in our villa all about him and she told me she had been told she was dying and 5 others in her family had been very seriously ill. They all went to the church to ask for his help 3 of them died... More

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larrchar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

I visited today, a Saturday afternoon, and though the town was crowded with visitors and residents, the church visitors were reverent and had come to kiss the relic and pray. I was one of the few Americans there at that time . It is a beautiful and holy place, much loved by the Greek people. The outside street is covered... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

On CORFU many men have the name of SPIROS derived from AGIOS SPIRIDON to witch this church is dedicated.The church is one of many highlight of the crumbling old town KERKYRA. The pained cieling is interesting,free entrance

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West Midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Well worth a visit even if just to look at the architecture and art work that's on show throughout, there are a couple of nice restaurants outside as well for a drink or snack.

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Moscow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

As we Russians belong to the same orthodox branch we did visit the church. Participated in the service and honorered St. Spiridon hallows. The Cathedral itself is rather chamberlike and cosy, always full of people - St. Spirirdon is the protector of Korfu. The simpliness of the Cathedral is due to the fact that the inhabitants of Corfu did not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I agree with the other reviewers--it was pretty crowded the day we went but it was pretty impressive. Do not miss it, but it will not take long to see it, even if you wait in line.

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Sheffield, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

St Spyridon is the patron of the Island and this is the main church. It is also the explanation of why so many men here are called Spyro. It is quite a small chuch in the old Town and it gets busy. It is definitely worth a visit if you are in Corfu even if you are not religious. The... More

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Sofia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

St Spiridon is the patron saint of the island and the church is quite impressive - one should not miss it as this is an essential Corfu town experience. However, it's not huge and is frequently so crowded that being there is neither a long nor a very pleasant experience. So - go in, light a candle, take a look... More

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Pitmedden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The church was so busy with tourists we didn't linger very long but took some photos from outside in the little alley full of interesting shops and cafes

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