It is one of the largest pilgrimages in Greece due to the miraculous Saint, whose holy relics attracts thousands pilgrims and visitors from around the world. The church was build in the single – nave basilica with strict and austere exterior decoration which contradicts with the interior hall. As entering the temple, an impressive Parian marble built on 1864 catches your attention. The famous Corfiot painter Spyros Prosalentis is the creator of temples’ icons. Also, the well -known local painter Panagiotis Doxaras, has painted in 1727 the famous “sky”- the roof of the temple- with the seventeen divided parts adorned with gold frames. Into the churches’ distinctive characteristics, the imposing red dome belfry is integrated. It is the highest bell tower in the Ionian Islands (visible from Corfus’ old town side to side) and is similar in design to its contemporary Greek Orthodox Church of San Giorgio dei Greci, located in Venice.

Aghios -Saint Spyridon was born in 270 A.D. in Askeia, a small village in Cyprus. He was a pious man and a shepherd and he became Bishop of Trimythous (Today Tremetousia, Cyprus). He was present in the First Ecumenical Council of Nicaea (325 A.D.) where, according to legend, he performed a miracle during his effort to convert a pagan philosopher into a Christian. He held a potsherd, when is said that it burst into a flame, water dripping down his hand. It is said that all that was left from the shard of pottery in his hand was dust. It is because of the specific account that St.Spyridon is regarded the patron saint of potters. The saint’s iconography is connected to this potsherd miracle.

Dated back to the history of Corfu, there are many connections with Saint Spyridon and the island. The plague salvation and the removal of the Turkish invasion with a catastrophic storm in 1716 are some of his miracles. Through the years he became their protector.

On December 12, where the memory of Saint Spyridon is celebrated, the locals honor their patron with a procession litany with the participation of their famous Philharmonic societies. He is also celebrated on Holy Saturday, on Palm Sunday, on August 11 (the salvation of Turkish) and on the first Sunday of November (plague rescue).


Sinarades-Corfu Virtual Tour


Sinarades-Corfu Virtual Tour



Athens, a modern metropolis, a european capital, a nest for all the Mediterranean cultures. Athens, the meeting point of East and West, the harbor of everyone, who still loves passionately life! There are so many different ways to describe and analyse Athens, that any given effort to do a short depiction of the city is nothing but a try doomed to fail. Nevertheless, we will try to underline some of the main characteristics of the city of Athens. Visit Virtual Tour


Knossos was undeniably the capital of Minoan Crete and is the site of one of the most important and better known palaces of Minoan civilisation. Knossos was inhabited for several thousand years, beginning with a neolithic settlement sometime in the seventh millennium BC, and was abandoned after its destruction in 1375 BC which marked the end of Minoan civilization. It was damaged several times during earthquakes, invasions, and in 1450 BC by the colossal volcanic eruption of Thera, and the invasion of Mycenaeans who used it as their capital, while they were ruling the island of Crete until 1375 BC. Knossos was ruled by the dynasty of King Minos and is connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur. Visit Virtual Tour


Known from the Homeric myth, as the mythical island of Phaeacians where the shipwrecked Odysseus was soothed by princess Nausika, Corfu continues to welcome visitors from all around the world. Be a synchronous Odysseus and follow the new destination of YouGoCulture initiative. Having the Central Corfu and its old town which is in the list of the Unesco World Heritage Sites, a journey begins in the history, the traditions and the unique beauties of the island. Visit Virtual Tour


Situated in continental Greece on Mount Parnassus, Delphi was considered to be one of the most important cities of ancient Greece. It was believed to be home to the goddess Gaia, or Earth, and later to Apollo after slaying Gaia’s son, the snake Python. The Pythian games—similar to the Olympic Games—were held here every four years to honour Apollo’s slaying of the Python dragon. Visit Virtual Tour


A breath away from Athens, the birth place of Eleusinian Mysteries and goddess Demeter challenges you to explore it! Eleusis or Eleusina, as now known, one of the five sacred cities of antiquity enjoys the privilege of being located only thirty kilometers from the historic Athens. But let me refresh it! It could be the privilege of Athens to have so nearby a city full of life and history! Visit Virtual Tour


Even today’s visitors feel that they are in a sacred place as soon as they set foot in the Asklepieion of Epidavros. The place where healing was a religious mystery. The sick were cured by the god Asklepios in their sleep (enkoimesis) or received from him instructions on the therapy they should follow. From the sixth century BC until the end of antiquity, hosts of people resorted to the Sanctuary of Asklepios in expectation that their prayers for healing would be heard and answered by the god. These were patients and pilgrims who arrived there bringing precious votive offerings from all parts of the then-known world. Visit Virtual Tour


Peering over the plain of Argolis, up there from the heights of the acropolis, one comes to terms with the superiority of the Mycenaean civilization. It reached its heyday in the Late Bronze Age (1350 - 1200 BCE) and then disappeared, leaving to eternity its legendary acropolis, built on an inaccessible, rocky hill between two ravines. The footprints of the Atreidai, the mythical royal dynasty, are visible to today's visitor and inspire awe in an era like ours, in which myth meets the history of the most important period of the ancient world. Visit Virtual Tour

Ancient Olympia

What can be said of Olympia and not sound like a cliché? The significance of the archaeological site is self-evident, even if one is not familiar with the fascinating historical details and the political background, which literally span thousands of years. Known to the world as the cradle of the Olympic ideal, this open-air museum of imposing ruins and unique artefacts tells a story of religious piety, fair play, political ambition, and demonstration of power. All the buildings you can still admire were erected to please the gods and send a message to the thousands of visitors who swarmed to the sacred grounds. Walking around the Stadium, the Gymnasium and the Temples of Zeus and Hera – both instrumental in the ritual and competitive part of the Games – modern visitors will be able to understand why the event remained relevant even when the rest of the Ancient World was long dead. As an added bonus to the splendour of the site, the Museum of Olympia boasts some of the most famous works of art produced in the long course of Hellenic culture. Visit Virtual Tour


Travelling in the Messenian land from Mount Taygetus to the coast, our glance dives, following the sunlight dipping onto the Messenian plain. From the mountainous volumes to the fertile valley, the olive groves and herbs, we see a landscape of culture, myth, and history, unfold before our eyes. In the heart of the region of Messenia, one town stands out: Ancient Messene. This "blissful plain" as Homer calls it, became a theatre of war and mythical narrations offering a viewpoint on the past and the present. Visit Virtual Tour