St Spyridon Church

The imposing bell tower of St Spyridon, with its distinctive red dome, is the fixed background to visit the old town of Corfu. The church's patron saint is by far the most famous religious monument of the island. The curiosity is that St. Spyridon is not even born on Corfu but in Cyprus where he lived all his life. At his death the body, after the fall of Constantinople, was moved to Corfu and it was decided to build a church in his name and where his remains would rest. The relics are carried in procession through the streets of Corfu 4 times a year: on Palm Sunday, Easter, on August 11 and the first Sunday of November.
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