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Orthodox Monasteries (8 hours)

Code Tour-8
Category Religion
Duration 8 hours approximately
Tour details.

Religious Tours - Monasteries of Corfu

For the visitors that wish to explore the spiritual aspect of Corfu, we organize religious tours in monasteries of Corfu. The inhabitants of Corfu, have a strong religious belief. The majority of the local population is Christian Orthodox in religion. Over the centuries the fact, that many foreigners occupied the island and tried to suppress the orthodox belief of the local population, only made the belief stronger. That orthodox spirit and belief is reflected on the monasteries of the island. It’s really worth visiting the churches, chapels or monasteries of Corfu, to admire not only the architectural style but the wall paintings as well.

We can organize for you and your friends or family a tour orientated to the religious places of the island. The private tour to monasteries of Corfu, can be one full day tour, in order to see as much as possible, or if you wish half day tour, and you just choose only one or two... All the monasteries of Corfu can be combined with full day tours.

Here below are some of the monasteries, we believe it is worth to visit:

Monastery of the Blessed Virgin Platytera – Corfu Town
This monastery is situated in Corfu city not far from the new port. This monastery is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and, from the architectonic point of view, is constituted of a portico on three sides and a bell tower, with a domed top, that acts as an entrance.
It is famous especially for the works that are inside: there are icons, frescoes and relics of the XVII century realized by Pulakis, Tzanes, Klotza, Kantunis and Kutuzis, some among the most famous iconoclasts and painters of that age.

Monastery of Panagia Vlaherna – Kanoni Corfu
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.

Paleokastritsa Monastery – Paleokastritsa Corfu
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.


Monastery of Pantokrator – Mount Pantokrator Corfu
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.


Monastery of Virgin Mary of Myrtiotissa
The Monastery owes its name, 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.


Monastery of Agia Paraskevi Kinopiastes.
A traditional village of Middle Corfu, just 10 kilometers from the city and airport, which must visit. Old mansions of the 17th century until 190y, a marmarostolismeni church, a 17th century one (the only one on the island) museum dedicated to olive with some of the most  famous restaurants on the island, create and describe the reasons for you why the recommend. Located on the road that leads to the tourist resort of Agios Gordios and near the tourist resorts Glyfada, Ermones, Benitses and villages Kato Garouna, Sinarades. At the edge of the village visit the monastery of Agia Paraskevi, built in the 17th century. In Kynopiastes are some of the most famous tavern of Corfu, which offered dishes of Corfiot cuisine. Tripas, is among them the world famous restaurant "Hole" which has hosted kings like Greece and England, Republics presidents, such as Kon / nos Karamanlis (Greece) and Francois Mitterand (France), stars of European and American cinema and song, such as Jane Fonda, the Anthony Quinn etc.


The Monastery of St. Euphemia in Anemomylos
This one is among the oldest, has existed since the 15th century. The monastery celebrates twice a year the memory of Saint Euphemia on 11 July and 16 September.


The Monastery of St. Theodore Kanoni ( Stratia )
The monastery founded around 1500. It is located within the Palaiopoleos (archaeological site). To the west of the monastery are the ruins of the ancient Doric temple of Artemis (590-580 BC). The monastery was built on the ruins of an early Christian basilica of the 5th century. For its construction were used materials from both the old Christian church and the ancient pagan.

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Here below are some of the monasteries, we believe it is worth to visit:

  • Monastery of the Blessed Virgin Platytera – Corfu Town
  • Monastery of Panagia Vlaherna – Kanoni Corfu
  • Paleokastritsa Monastery – Paleokastritsa Corfu
  • Monastery of Pantokrator – Mount Pantokrator Corfu
  • Monastery of Virgin Mary of Myrtiotissa
  • Monastery of Agia Paraskevi Kinopiastes
  • The Monastery of St. Euphemia in Anemomylos
  • The Monastery of St. Theodore Kanoni ( Stratia )

 

All our bus tours, including complimentary :

  •     Drinking water
  •     Ginger beer ( local beer with ginger )
  •     Refreshments tissues
  •     Expenses of personal consumption
  •     Entrances to the museums
  •     Proffesional guide ( 150.00 euro for full day)
  •     Proffesional photographer
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