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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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Was pleasantly surprised to find a Greek Orthodox Shrine in the middle of St. George Street. It is... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Barbara I
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Mount Laurel, NJ, United States
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A place of serenity and calm

The shrine is tucked away in the centre of the tourist area. We called in one lunchtime. As soon as... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Kazza9173
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Cumbria
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  • Average3%
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41 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3607
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised to find a Greek Orthodox Shrine in the middle of St. George Street. It is a maze of religious paintings & altars that are magnificent. There are candles to light for a donation. At the end is a gift shop to purchase...More

Thank Barbara I
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The shrine is tucked away in the centre of the tourist area. We called in one lunchtime. As soon as you enter the courtyard the silence hits you. While we were only there for about 15-20 minutes we had chance to look at the exhibits...More

Thank Kazza9173
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

It has a movie about history of Greeks in America with a gift shop with many artifacts. There is a Greek replica of inside of church with religious icons where you can light a candle in memory of a person. They ask for a donation...More

Thank kathi262016
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Was definitely a hidden treasure. A thick wooden door opens to an amazingly beautiful Orthodox Shrine.

Thank revelation9v6
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Most people would walk right on by this little hidden gem. It is a beautiful place to visit even if for a little while.

Thank Lovethemountains1
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Small isn't necessarily bad, but the space in this small shrine is not used to best effect. There is some interesting history on the Greeks who established New Smyrna in Florida, however. It only took us 15 minutes to see the place.

Thank IBMer
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Yes you should stop and see this lovely shrine. It is filled with the history of the first Greek settlement in America. There are many beautiful icons and artifacts from the church as well as garments worn during the various religious ceremonies.it is quite interesting...More

Thank pattio_12
Reviewed 2 June 2017

It would have been so easy to just walk by the understated entrance to this Shrine, but we decided to go in and check it out. What a find! It's an amazing Greek shrine filled with antiquities and a small altar. The gift shop is...More

Thank Cookie S
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Lovely Greek Orthodox site. Free with donations accepted. Peaceful. Very interesting displays of historical items, icons, and religious vestments. You should go!

Thank KPix88
Reviewed 30 May 2017

You could easily walk by it, and what a shame to miss out on a very unique place. Nice little gift shop, interesting exhibit of their history in the US.

Thank garp2017
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