Basilica of Palaiopolis

Corfu, Greece

The Basilica of Palaiopolis, one of the most important Byzantine monuments in Corfu, was built in the mid-5th AD century by the Bishop Ioviano.

The temple was built in the center of the Roman market of Corfu. It was a five-aisled basilica with a transept, double narthex, atrium and rich sculpture and mosaic decoration. For building materials from the adjacent ancient pagan temples , which still visible on its walls.

The 15th century was a large Catholic monastery complex , dedicated to the Virgin Anafonitria . The church then damaged during the Second World War.

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Dairpfela 16, Corfu, Greece
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Founded: 5th century AD
Category: Religious sites in Greece

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Tiberiu Dorotan (3 years ago)
Gates was closed
Jonathan Dran (3 years ago)
Wonderful garden with more than 2000 different kind of plants. It's a pity that this place is neglected from the Greek ministry of culture, as well as Achillon.
Iulia Procopet (3 years ago)
Not possible to visit. Looks nice from outside
Rog Edwards (4 years ago)
Would be nice if you could walk around and have some information. From the road its interesting but only go there if visiting Mons Repos opposite
Aleksandra Cvejic (5 years ago)
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