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St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine

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Address: 41 St. George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32085-1960
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+1 904-829-8205

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I knew about the Greek influence on Tarpon Springs. It's hard to miss when every other storefront is a Greek restaurant -- not that I'm complaining: I LOVE Greek food. But who... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 July 2016
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Palm Coast, Florida
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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I knew about the Greek influence on Tarpon Springs. It's hard to miss when every other storefront is a Greek restaurant -- not that I'm complaining: I LOVE Greek food. But who knew about the Greek influence on the Atlantic side? Certainly not us. Our visit was very educational. The self-paced mini-museum is very well labeled with lots of information.... More 

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Jacksonville, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We were walking St George Street and wandered into this place. Showed the history of how, when and why the Greeks, Italians and Minorcans arrived in St Augustine. Many religious articles and even a Chapel. Worth an hour stop. A/C's, too.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I'm Greek so I was excited to see this but I smashed my forehead on a lowered archway walking through . Upon measuring the archway clearance it was only about 6 feet! Come on! My head was cut open from the force of walking into it :( it really hurt please give a warning. The photos are kind of cute... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

The Shrine is simply beautiful. They have a very small garden, when you walk in there is a bit about history, but the most beautiful part is the little Church they have in the back. The gift store is also full of resources for someone who is either interested in religions or is unable to find Orthodox artifacts (Icons etc)... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The St. Photios Shrine offers a quiet break from the crowds on St. George Street. It is a small shrine but very beautiful and peaceful, recounting the story of the peoples who came to Florida from the Mediterranean during the 18th Century British occupation of Florida.Art and artifacts - especially the frescoes - are worth seeing. There is no admission... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We are Greek and never knew this Church was here! A gem in the city and great gift shop ! We have been back 3 times as it is a lovely respite from the hustle and bustle .

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New Port Richey, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Byzantine art is really gorgeous here. great history and neat gift shop. Look for courtyard entrance off of St. George St.

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Thank travelfamily9
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Free attraction, very beautiful inside and pretty courtyard. Nice gift shop with a variety of items.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Feeling a lot of Peace in this place, will come to visit again and again! The store is awesome too!!!.......................

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I had a little trouble actually finding this, but it was worth it. There is a small chapel with frescoes and a museum with details of the history of the church in America. St. George Street is a pedestrian mall with fudge shops and toy stores crowded side to side with historic structures like the oldest wooden schoolhouse in America... More 

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