Byzantine Church of Sts. Jason & Sosipatros

Corfu Town Attraction

The oldest Greek Orthodox church on the island, the Church of Sts. Jason and Sosipatros dates from the 11th century.

According to the tradition Saints, Iason and Sosipatros were students of Saint Paul and were those who taught Christianity in Corfu.

The church of Saint Iason and Sosipatros is one of the most important of the Byzantine era. Its architectural style is a two-columned (distyle) cruciform with a dome, while the dome is supported on walls and on the west side on two columns.

It is one of the best-preserved and oldest churches of this style. It was built on top of the ruins of Palaiopoli, while the construction materials used came from the ruins of Palaiopolis as well.

Inside the church, someone can see murals made by the famous Cretan artist Emmanuel Bouniali Tzane and Michael Damaskinos. One of the most impressive things to admire in the church is the iconostasis, made of marble in Baroque style in the 18th century.

About Byzantine Church of Sts. Jason & Sosipatros

Last updated: 17 Jul 2020

address Par. 1i Iasonos ke Sosipatrou, Kerkira, Corfu Town, 491 00, Greece
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