Religious Monuments Tour
Corfu, apart from its natural beauty, it is also well known for the intense religious feeling that it resonates.Churches, Monasteries and Cemeteries, which are scattered throughout the island, have great religious as well as historical significance since they were built many centuries ago.Join us on a unique tour, full of all these things that demonstrate the strength of religious faith and tradition, and discover impressive religious decorations, frescoes, mosaics, paintings, relics and images of saints which are said to possess miraculous properties.All have remained unchanged over the years…
In order for you to have a small taste of what you will experience we will make a small reference of the places, you will visit. The little church of Virgin Vlaherena and the picturesque Chapel of Pantokratora which has few visitors and it is built on the famous island named Pontikonisi (Mouse Island).The latter is positioned at the heart of the lagoon just a few meters away from the airport where airplanes fly right above your head and all of that consist a breathtaking scenery.
Another visit will be at the temple of Saint Jason and Sosipater which consists one of the most ancient and well preserved monument of Byzantine period.Furthermore, on this tour, we cannot exclude the Metropolitan Temple of Saint Theodora where one can find her relic, and last but not least the church of Saint Spyridon where nothing prepares you for what you will witness once you enter inside.There, solemnity and emotions feed the faith of the locals and confirm the common belief that Saint Spyridon is the protector of the island.
These are just a small sample of the places that we will visit.This tour is designed for those who wish to discover religious monuments that are not very well known to island’s newcomers but hold an exceptional position to the heart of locals and history of the island.Experience from first hand, the atmosphere of Corfu’s religious faith and offer to yourself a captivating historical and religious tour of our beautiful island.
- Wear comfortable shoes, grab your camera and fully enjoy your tour.
- This tour is also available in German, Italian and Russian language upon request.
- Number of persons can be adjusted upon request at special prices.
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Meeting PointListon square "Pentofanaro"
Starting Time9:00 am
- Private tour of 6 temples accompanied by a certified local guide
- Admission to sights
- Art, architecture and history explanations
- Greek Coffee or Herbal Tea
- Possibility of small deviation from our route if requested
- Transport From/To your hotel
- Personal Expenses