The church of Saint Spyridon was initially built in Sarocco Square in Kerkyra Town. However, in 1590 it was erected in its present location. The architecture of the church is typical of the Venetian architecture that is seen all over the Old Town of Corfu. Its bell tower is the highest spot of the town and this is the first thing that you see as the ferry approaches the island. The locals have deep faith in Agios Spyridon, who is considered the keeper of the island.
Saint Spyridon is known as “The Walking Saint” and his silk slippers are replaced frequently as it is said that they wear out as he walks the world performing miracles. His coffin has a removable bottom so Priests can easily replace his shoes.
And today, on his Feast Day thousands upon thousands of pilgrims will visit and kiss his feet.
After the church service and procession, locals and visitors will take part in festivities, as they celebrate this miraculous Saint who is dearly loved.
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