Corfu Saint Jason and Sosipater church

Location: Town

The Church of Saint Jason and Sosipater in Corfu: The church of Saint Jason and Sosipater is situated between Garitsa neighborhood and Mon Repos. The church is not visible at first sight, as it is surrounded by tall houses. However, it distinguishes for its architecture and special style. Made of stone and marble, this church has large wooden doors and a tall bell tower.

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The church was constructed around 1,000 A.D, which makes it the oldest church in Corfu Town and a rare Byzantine monument. It is dedicated to two local saints, Saint Jason and Saint Sosipater, two disciplines of Apostle Paul, who spread Christianity on the island in 70 A.D. It is said that the tombs of the two saints are located on the right and the left of the holy gate. The style of the church is Paleo-christian but it has some special features. Part of the ancient town of Paleopolis, in a walking distance from the church, was used for its construction.

In the interior of the church, there are frescoes from the 11th and the 14th century. The bell tower was built in the 17th century. In 1993, excavations in the church revealed a cemetery that was in use from the early-Christian times till 1900. It is said that the tomb of Ekaterini Paleologou, the wife of Thomas Paleologos, governor of Mystras, is under the yard of the church.

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How to get there

The Church of Saint Jason and Sosipater is located in Corfu Town just a 20-minute walk away from the central bus station.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Corfu transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 26610 39911, 0030 694 5452 338, 0030 697 3372 289 or book your taxi online.

Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Corfu with as little as 12 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the Church of Saint Jason and Sosipater and many other places of interest in Corfu at their own pace.

By Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at Corfu Town. There are bus connections between this bus station and the most areas of the island. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.

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