A considerable number of visitors are attracted to visit Corfu by the island’s many Greek Orthodox churches and other monuments of religious interest. The Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches and the Cathedral in the town of Corfu, the small churches of the villages and the countryside, the monasteries, all are often decorated with noteworthy frescoes and mosaics, with religious paintings and icons, and bear witness to the strength and persistence of faith and tradition. At the same time, such works of art testify to the age-old connection between artistic creativity and religious belief. Devout visitors as well as interested tourists and admirers of Byzantine art will be able to follow, through visiting Corfu, the links between Greek Orthodox art and spirituality. In spring and summer the island’s 800 churches draw many devout visitors, who may light a candle and say a prayer before the wonderful icons.
Throughout Corfu you may come across the religious buildings and monuments of various cultures and religions, all coexisting peacefully. This in itself is testament to the multi-cultural nature of Greek society through the ages.