Churches, Chapels and Monasteries in Corfu

Church of Agios Spyridon (Corfu Town)

The Church of Saint Spyridon is situated in the heart of Corfu town just behind the Liston. Originally the church was built in San Rocco square but in 1590 was built at its present location. The exterior of the church is typical of the Venetian architecture and its...

Pontikonisi Island and the Church of Pantokrator

Pontikonisi Island is situated just south of Corfu town near the resort of Perama and Kanoni, it is a small island which houses the Byzantine church of Pantokrator, which was built in the 11th or 12th century. The Byzantine chapel that is on the top of the island...

The Vlacherna monastery

It is probably the most well known corfiot landmark, its image comes to mind when talking about Corfu. The Vlacherena monastery was founded many centuries ago on a little rocky island close to the southern tip of the Kanoni peninsula. It was a women’s monastery...

The Synagogue of Corfu and a short history of the jewish community

Before the Second World War around 5,000 jews were living in Corfu Town that lived in the island at least for 1800 years. In the 12th century, according to historian Gregorovius, only one jude lived in Corfu but in the 13th century, during the Angevins sovereignity,...

Tenedos Church (Corfu Town)

At the top of Solomou Street under the New Fortress is the Roman Catholic Church of Tenedos dedicated to the Blessed Virgin of Carmel and it is named after an icon of the Virgin Mary which was brought to Corfu when the Venetians were forced to evacuate the island of...

Pantocrator Monastery (Pantocrator Summit)

Built on the highest peak of the island, 914 metres. The mountain is named “Pantocrator” after the first church that was built there in the 14th Century. Once on this site stood an ancient temple dedicated to Zeus Cassios. A manuscript of 1347 was written by the monk...

Mirtidiotissa Monastery (Glyfada)

The Monastery owes its name as “Monastery of Virgin Mary of Myrtidiotissa”, from the icon of Virgin Mary that was found by father Daniel, after a vision he saw, in a cave between myrtles at the same point that the monastery was built later. The Monastery exists until...

Byzantine museum of Antivouniotissa (Corfu Town)

The museum is housed in the Old Fortress in the beautiful church, dedicated to the Holy Virgin “Our Lady of Antivouniotissa” (Kyra Antivouniotissa) which is one of the oldest churches in Corfu and dates from the 15th century. It is also the oldest, most complete, and...

Butrint (Albania)

Butrint, ancient Buthrotum, a port from Hellenistic to Ottoman times, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in south-west Albania. Situated on the Straits of Corfu, and surrounded by a picturesque lagoon, it is one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in the Adriatic...

Stavros: The Mountain and Pantokrator Chapel

This wonderful walk takes you on a circuit of the high ridge south of Stavros. You reach a delightful chapel by way of a track, then return along a mountain footpath. Throughout, the views are spectacular. Starting Point: Dafnata Viewpoint, Stavros Village Time: 1 1/2...

Arkoudillas Beach and Monastery (Kavos)

From the Southern end of Kavos, Keep driving and you will see a sign on your right to the church of the Virgin Arkoudillas. Drive for about 1 km and you will find a right turn. You have 2 choices here, straight on for the monastery or right to the beach.    ...

PANAGIA PALEOKASTRITSA

The Monastery of Virgin Mary of Paleokastritsa is located in the Greek island of Corfu, 25 kilometers outside of the City of Corfu. This majestic monastery is home to 8 Greek Orthodox Monks who receive guidance from Bishop Efthimios Thouis. They conduct traditional...

Holy Trinity Church (Corfu Town)

Holy Trinity Church in Corfu Town has a vibrant congregation with a variety of services. An Anglican church welcoming all denominations.

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