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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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Pleasant surprise

This is a neat place to check out! The shrine is beautiful! We even got to light a candle. Check it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
chelle8690
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Birmingham, Alabama
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serene

i stop here everytime i am in st. augustine. its so calm, quiet, and cool. its nice to take a break... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Elizabeth G
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  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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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 2 days ago via mobile

This is a neat place to check out! The shrine is beautiful! We even got to light a candle. Check it out if you can! It's free!

Thank chelle8690
Reviewed 6 days ago

i stop here everytime i am in st. augustine. its so calm, quiet, and cool. its nice to take a break from all the hustle and bustle of st. george street and just be quiet for a little while.

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 6 days ago

this is well worth a visit if you are interested or want to know more about the history of Greek migration to the USA, particularly the story of the ill-fated New Smyrna settlement. The stories and religious artefacts are well presented. there is also an...More

Thank SeanOSullivanE17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great stop. We had visited St. Augustine a few times before but had never made it to St. Photios. We were glad we made the time. We didn't stay long, but we enjoyed the museum section. There's a lot of history about...More

Thank Gregg L
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here during a very hot day where we were walking a lot. This was a wonderful, free exhibit where we learned so much. The gift shop is also wonderful. We bought small Greek flags for our kids there.

Thank greenteanj
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Amazing and beautiful .... You don't have to be religious for this ... the history and the craftmanship of this shrine is overwhelming

Thank Deb H
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The Greek Orthodox Shrine is a hidden gem right off a busy tourist street! The chapel is lovely with absolutely beautiful icons. Enjoyed learning about the Greeks settling in America and seeing the religious garments and instruments. The old icons are simply stunning. The video...More

Thank KitDuluCa
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

The most peaceful place in all of St. Augustine. This is a quiet and gorgeous sanctuary, the perfect place for quiet contemplation and worship. A must see in St. George Street.

Thank kal12
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The tranquility and beauty of this small Greek shrine is not to be missed! Very historic and explains of the Greek immigrants and how they came to Florida. I learned so much!

Thank Katina C
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

While walking down St George Street We Came Upon a plaque on the wall. It outlined the building call Casa Avero. It was the first sight of the Greek colony in the United States. They originally came to St Augustine and left for Samyna Beach...More

Thank sillysull
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