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Places of worship (7)

Religious pilgrimage sites

Agios Spyridonas, patron saint

The high campanile, the marble icon-screen, sections of the ceiling, are the most interesting features of this single-aisled basilica of Corfu, built in 1590. The remains of Saint Spiridon, patron saint of the island, are preserved here in a sumptuous reliquary, crafted in Vienna.


Churches

Chapel of Agios Georgios

A place of Christian worship in the Dorian style, built by the English in 1840. It is a particularly interesting feature in the precinct of the Old Fortress. It is dedicated to Saint George.


Panagia ton Xenon

The particular points of interest with this church are its ornately decorated ceiling and its wealth of icons, not to mention impressive ecclesiastical ware and silver brought from the mainland opposite by Epirot refugees seeking protection here from the Turks.


Cathedrals

Panagia Spiliotissa

Built in 1577, the Panagia Spiliotissa is the cathedral church of Corfu town. A three-aisled basilica, it contains some extremely interesting frescoes. Prominent among them are the double-sided icon of the Virgin of Dimosiana and the works of the celebrated painters of the Cretan Renaissance.


Monasteries

Monastery of Platytera

Tel: +30 26610 37839

Monastery of St. Efymia

Tel: +30 26610 39374

Vlacherna Monastery

Built on a small island linked by a narrow road to Kanoni.


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