The church of Saint Spyridon is located in the old town of Kerkyra
and worth a visit whether you are religious or not. It’s not far from both the New Venetian Fortress
and the Old Venetian Fortress
so can easily be combined in a day trip to see all 3.
Saint Spyridon is a Greek Orthodox church that was built in the 1580s and boasts the highest bell tower in the Ionian islands. The church has a spiritual calm about it that makes a lovely change to the busy streets of Corfu town outside.
The church is quite small but has an iconostasis depicting Jesus and Saint Spyridon, incredible painted ceilings as well as the remains of Saint Spyridon in a silver coffin. It is possible to actually view the body of the saint, if this is something that you’re interested in doing then keep an eye out for the timetable that shows the times when the casket is opened.
When visiting the Church of Saint Spyridon, make sure to wear clothes that cover shoulders and knees or take something with you to cover up as visitors are not allowed in with shoulders or knees exposed.