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Private Tours & Transfers in Corfu Island

A Private tour to three of the Churches in Corfu

Saint Spyridon in Corfu townTaking one of the private tours in Corfu is the ideal way to utilize your time on the island. These companies offer you a choice of different packages and sites, you can choose one or if you prefer make one of your own. They offer a reasonable price for seeing the island and it is well worth the money. Private tours in Corfu also help in understanding the island from various cultural and historical aspects. Given below are three churches that you can visit on a tour in the island.

  1. The Church of St. Francis of Assisi

One of the oldest churches of Corfu, so old that the locals don’t even know when it was constructed. In the twelfth century, this church was given to a female monastery, and till date is a symbol of the rivalry between the Catholic and Orthodox Church. It has deep historical roots and the architecture is quite amazing as well, some of the relics and religious icons in the church date far back in time. If you do happen to visit Corfu, do visit the church and find out more about its turbulent history.

  1. Agios Georgios

Agios Georgios is located in the Old Fortress of Corfu. It was built as an Anglican Church for the British soldiers. During the First World War, its interiors are ruined from the German bombardment, but only recently (2008) was it restored back to its original form. After the Ionian Islands were unified as one, the church became an Orthodox one and even had the stone templon of St. Spiridon installed here. Till the mid twentieth century, Agios Georgios was the only church in Corfu that held the night mass of resurrection.

  1. The Church of St. Jason and St. Sosipater

A church of the Byzantine era, an architectural wonder as well as historic monument, this church was previously a monastic one. There are several dated pieces in here and is a must visit in Corfu.

The above three churches are just a few amongst the numerous churches and monasteries in Corfu. Do remember to dress appropriately while visiting churches. Major portions of the Corfiots are Orthodox Christians, while a few Catholics. The churches in Corfu are some of the best historical monuments here and throw light on the history of the island. The companies that offer private tours in Corfu don’t necessarily only cater to churches but mix it up with close by museums, beaches, villages and shops around the island. You can restrict your time accordingly as some of the trips are day long and some consist of a few hours, so depending on your time constraints, make good use of your time in Corfu and appreciate its beauty as much as you can. As you will head home, you will be sure to miss Corfu and its delights, so use your time here carefully so that you don’t have any regrets later on when you are back.