This church in the centre of Corfu old town is the church dedicated to the patron saint of Corfu and it's well worth a visit.
It was built in 1589 on the ruins of the older church of Sorokos, which destroyed in the construction of the town's walls. It has typical Venetian architecture and the highest bell-tower on Corfu.
The interior has several good frescos and some excellent icons. Saint Spyridon's coffin is paraded through the town four times a year.
Saint Spyridon was born in 270 AD on Cyprus but became a monk after his wife's death. It's said he performed a great number of miracles as Bishop of Trimythous, on Cyprus, where he died in 348 A.D.
His bones were moved to Constantinople and then Corfu where they remain today. It is said the saint has saved the island from danger ever since. In 1533 he was credited with saving Corfu from famine and in 1629 from plague; in 1716 he protected Corfu from Ottoman invasion and in 1673 from another plague.