Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Corfu Town

Corfu Town’s Greek Orthodox cathedral, or Mitropolis, stands atop a flight of steps leading from the Old Port. Festooned with huge chandeliers, its wide interior is filled with icons and treasures. The most important is the shroud-wrapped body of St Theodora, a 9th-century Byzantine empress.

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