The inhabitants of Corfu are deeply religious. There are many churches across the island and Easter is celebrated traditionally with exceptional glory. The patron-saint of the island is Aghios Spyridon, who according to the tradition, in 1629 saved the inhabitants from the plague. The church of Aghios Spyridon is the religious point of reference for the island inhabitants and definitely worth a visit. It has the highest belfry of the town and you will have the chance to observe its marble templon, frescos, heirlooms and religious offerings. The shrine of Aghios Spyridon is kept in a silver plated reliquary and on Palm Sunday it is carried in a procession around the town. The procession is accompanied by the 18 philharmonic orchestras of Corfu.
Panaghia Antivouniotisa: It is also situated in Mouragia and is of special interest, due to the “painted” upholstery on the walls and the coffer, which are decorated with gold plated fretworks. The Byzantine Museum is situated here, hosting a significant collection of portable icons of the Cretan School.- Panaghia Spiliotisa (1577) located at the port of Corfu. The three-aisled basilica is known for the two sided picture of Panagia Dimosiana dating back to the 15th century.- Panaghia ton Ksenon. It was built by monk Nikodimos in the early 18th century.
Aghios Ionanis Prodromos (St John the Baptist - 16th century), in Sternes. A single aisled basilica with wooden roof and remarkable frescos.- Pantokratoras, a church well known for its beautiful marble templon.- Aghios Nikolaos ton Gerodon (16th century) in Kampielo. Its wood carved chancel is one of the oldest in town.- Panaghia Kremasti. It has a marble-carved templon and fascinating religious icons. A beautiful Venetian well decorates the courtyard.- There are also, three catholic churches in Corfu: the church of Saint Jacob and Saint Christopher, the catholic monastery of Saint Francesco and the church of Panaghia Tenedou. Near the new Venetian fort and the historical centre of the town you can also see the building of the Jewish Synagogue.
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