Churches, Chapels and Monasteries in Corfu

Churches, Chapels and Monasteries in Corfu
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The Early Christian Basilica of Paleopolis - Almost opposite the entrance to Mon Repos stands the ruined church of Paleopolis. This church was decorated with sculptures and a mosaic floor and was the largest basilica in Greece.

The Early Christian Basilica of Paleopolis - Almost opposite the entrance to Mon Repos stands the ruined church of Paleopolis. This church was decorated with sculptures and a mosaic floor and was the largest basilica in Greece.

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 Tenedos which was captured by the Turks in 1657.

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 Tenedos which was captured by the Turks in 1657.

Pontikonisi Island - 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.

Pontikonisi Island - 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 Church of Saint Spyridon - 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 Church of Saint Spyridon - 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 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.

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.

Pantocrator Monastery - 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.

Pantocrator Monastery - 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.

The Mountain and Pantokrator Chapel, Stavros - 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

The Mountain and Pantokrator Chapel, Stavros - 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

The Monastery of Virgin Mary of Paleokastritsa - located 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 masses, provide generous hospitality, and offer regular tours of the grounds and museum located within.

The Monastery of Virgin Mary of Paleokastritsa - located 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 masses, provide generous hospitality, and offer regular tours of the grounds and museum located within.

Myrtidiotissa Monastery - 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.

Myrtidiotissa Monastery - 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.

Holy Trinity Church (Corfu Town) - If you are resident in Corfu or are a visitor to this beautiful Greek island and would like to worship in an English speaking church you will find a warm welcome at the Anglican Church of Holy Trinity Corfu.    We are an Anglican Chaplaincy within the Church of England Diocese in Europe, but we welcome Christians of all denominations and those who would like to find out more about the Christian faith.

Holy Trinity Church (Corfu Town) - If you are resident in Corfu or are a visitor to this beautiful Greek island and would like to worship in an English speaking church you will find a warm welcome at the Anglican Church of Holy Trinity Corfu. We are an Anglican Chaplaincy within the Church of England Diocese in Europe, but we welcome Christians of all denominations and those who would like to find out more about the Christian faith.


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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.

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.

The Kompitsi fountain - Built by the Romans in the 17th Century when the Ionian Islands were under Venetian rule. It is a very good example of Baroque architecture. It is located at the top of Kompitsi hill near an old Venetian farmhouse and it supplied the whole village with water. The small cobbled grassy path from the village down to the fountain is beautiful.

The Kompitsi fountain - Built by the Romans in the 17th Century when the Ionian Islands were under Venetian rule. It is a very good example of Baroque architecture. It is located at the top of Kompitsi hill near an old Venetian farmhouse and it supplied the whole village with water. The small cobbled grassy path from the village down to the fountain is beautiful.

Nymfes waterfalls - The village of Nymfes is about 200 metres above sea level.On a road leading out of the village  are waterfalls that, according to legend, Nymphs used to bathe in them. The waterfalls are best visited in the spring after the winter rains. The summer heat dries them up. Follow the road out of the village past the new sports/football stadium, keep going along the road until you find them.

Nymfes waterfalls - The village of Nymfes is about 200 metres above sea level.On a road leading out of the village are waterfalls that, according to legend, Nymphs used to bathe in them. The waterfalls are best visited in the spring after the winter rains. The summer heat dries them up. Follow the road out of the village past the new sports/football stadium, keep going along the road until you find them.

The British Cemetery - From Corfu seafront to south of the old town and turn inland onto Alexandras Avenue, which is a big tree lined avenue. At the top of this is Place George Theotoki which contains a roundabout. From this roundabout take the Donatou Dimoulitsa road and then bear left onto Kolokotroni. Please note that if asking for directions that the locals commonly refer to the Cemetery as the “English Cemetery”.

The British Cemetery - From Corfu seafront to south of the old town and turn inland onto Alexandras Avenue, which is a big tree lined avenue. At the top of this is Place George Theotoki which contains a roundabout. From this roundabout take the Donatou Dimoulitsa road and then bear left onto Kolokotroni. Please note that if asking for directions that the locals commonly refer to the Cemetery as the “English Cemetery”.

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.

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.

Antinioti Lagoon or Limnothalassa Antinioti - situated on the North of the island off the main road towards the coast in the region of Thinalion. At the far end of the main beach at Agios or Saint Spyridon on the North of the island is an inlet for the Lake, there is a small bridge here that will take you to the area known as Nissos Island.

Antinioti Lagoon or Limnothalassa Antinioti - situated on the North of the island off the main road towards the coast in the region of Thinalion. At the far end of the main beach at Agios or Saint Spyridon on the North of the island is an inlet for the Lake, there is a small bridge here that will take you to the area known as Nissos Island.

Gardiki Castle (Greek: Κάστρο Γαρδικίου) is a 13th-century Byzantine castle on the southwestern coast of Corfu and the only surviving ancient fortress on the southern part of the island.

Gardiki Castle (Greek: Κάστρο Γαρδικίου) is a 13th-century Byzantine castle on the southwestern coast of Corfu and the only surviving ancient fortress on the southern part of the island.

The Dandalo Tower dates from the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade of 1202. Masterminded and led by the elderly Doge, Enrico Dandalo, the Crusade, an uneasy mixture of Venetian and Frankish forces, was aimed at Constantinople rather than the Holy Land. The Crusaders sacked the (Christian) city, pillaging or destroying its great religious treasures, and carrying much back to Venice. Click on picture to discover more.

The Dandalo Tower dates from the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade of 1202. Masterminded and led by the elderly Doge, Enrico Dandalo, the Crusade, an uneasy mixture of Venetian and Frankish forces, was aimed at Constantinople rather than the Holy Land. The Crusaders sacked the (Christian) city, pillaging or destroying its great religious treasures, and carrying much back to Venice. Click on picture to discover more.

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The Serbian Museum of Corfu - Houses rare exhibits from the Serbian soldiers’ tragic fate during the First World War.

The Serbian Museum of Corfu - Houses rare exhibits from the Serbian soldiers’ tragic fate during the First World War.

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