Churches in Corfu

The entire island of Corfu is filled with historic churches and beautiful religious monuments that mark its rich history through the ages. One of the churches that can literally take your breath away is the church of Agios Spyridon located in the heart of the town. It was built in 1589 and it is one of the island's attractions for its imposing bell tower that rises above the entire Venetian settlement. Saint Spyridon is the protector of the island, related to many miracles.

South of the old town is the area of Paleopolis, home to numerous historic buildings. Among them is the church of Saint Jason and Sosipater, dedicated to the two saints, who preached Christianity in the island of Corfu. It is a characteristic example of Byzantine architecture that still survives to this day.

The monastery of Paleokastritsa is one of the trademarks of Corfu located on top of Paleokastritsa cape. It stands on the middle of a lush green forest and the view from the monastery is absolutely majestic.

In the modern town of Corfu, close to the main port is found the monastery of Platytera dedicated to the Virgin. It is famous for the total number of frescoes that adorn its interior. At the highest spot of the island lies the monastery of Pantokrator, one of the best-preserved buildings with beautiful courtyards. It is a famous pilgrimage site in Corfu and offers one of the best views to the endless Ionian Sea and the entire island. It is worth referring to the Catholic community that has played a predominant role in the island of Corfu, due to which many churches were built in the town and the villages. The church of Saint James is the Catholic cathedral of Corfu.

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