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Church of St. Spyridon

This Greek Orthodox church houses the mummified body of St. Spyridon. 


The Holy Church of Saint Spyridon on the Greek island of Corfu is a captivating religious site that holds spiritual significance. Nestled in the heart of the charming Old Town, this 16th-century Orthodox church is a true gem of the island. With its striking Venetian bell tower and elegant domes, the church commands attention and draws visitors from across the world. However, what truly sets this church apart is the presence of the mummified body of St. Spyridon, the patron saint of Corfu.

Encased in a silver casket and displayed in a chapel within the church, the saint’s body is a revered relic. Pilgrims and locals alike come to pay their respects and seek the saint’s intercession. The solemn atmosphere and the rich history of St. Spyridon Church make it a must-visit destination for those seeking a spiritual experience in Corfu.

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