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St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine

41 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3607
+1 904-829-8205
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Absolutely beautiful! Don't miss it!

This gem is easy to miss but well worth a stop. The indoor shrine is a welcome cold air location in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nancy F
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Fairfax, VA
Easy to miss

We went on a hot weekend day. It was a well air conditioned spot. We took the time to read each of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tedact
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St. Johns, Florida
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  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“light a candle” (23 reviews)
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41 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3607
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+1 904-829-8205
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This gem is easy to miss but well worth a stop. The indoor shrine is a welcome cold air location in the heat of St. Augustine. The shrine is gorgeous! It is free to visit. You will be glad you took a moment to step...More

Thank Nancy F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a hot weekend day. It was a well air conditioned spot. We took the time to read each of the descriptions with the photos, what a history lesson. We also were able to light a candle. Well worth the time.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ducked into this Shrine as a way to cool off, and found this great museum and shrine. There is a wonderful historical time line of the Greek immigration to Florida and the US. The story of the Greek Orthodox church is the US was...More

Thank William J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk in for the self guided tour, read all about the history, and stare in awe at all the beautiful paintings. Make sure to have some cash on you to make a donation (optional) it is definitely worth a stop.

Thank Beverly D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aside from the chapel which is small quaint and beautiful, the collection of nostalgic pieces from the 16th century and on is magnificent. The gift shop is also amazing with a large array of books on Christianity and Greek tradition. They also carry many hard...More

Thank Katherine T
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice place to visit on St George Street. What a beautiful shrine! You need to take some time to see this place.

Thank Rick S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We almost overlooked this shrine, but a local that we struck up a conversation with highly recommended that we visit. The entrance is on St. George Street not too far from the old city gates, and would be easy to miss if you are not...More

Thank M R
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

This is my must-visit in St. Augustine. Loaded with history and sanctuary, lighting a candle here sets your sights for the year ahead. Nice historical displays and silver icons in gift store. This scared hide away is a modest short stop to say a prayer...More

Thank Joye C
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

It is a very interesting tale of how Greeks and Italians and other Mediterranean peoples were recruited to voyage to settle in Florida. Their struggles with the environment and the political changes of the US during that time frame.

Thank James B
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Having traveled to Greece I was interested in seeing this Shrine. There are many artifacts and historical information about the Greeks and people that were brought to St Augustine in order to raise crops and work the fields. There are some priest robes and other...More

Thank travelon2468
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