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St. Photios Greek Shrine

Visitors may step into the St. Photios Greek Orthodox Shrine to pray, light a candle, and to view their magnificent chapel.

In the heart of the St. George Street Historic District.
41 St. George Street, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
  • (904) 829-8205

Hours of Operation

Come In, We're Open!
Sun - Sat:
10:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(Covid hours)

  • Dedicated to America's first colonists from Greece, the St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine is the home of a magnificent chapel unlike any other in the Western Hemisphere.

    The Byzantine style frescos of many apostle and saints, adorned with 24 karat gold leaf, is only one reason that this shrine has been called the "Jewel of St. George Street."

    In addition to the opportunity to explore and perhaps to pray in this lovely chapel, the museum also offers a look at the life of the first Greeks to arrive in what is now Florida.

    Inside the shrine are exhibits displaying the life of the early Greek settlers and the development of the Greek Orthodox Church in America. The historic museum contains exhibits with various artifacts, photographs and historical documents of the Greek Orthodox settlers.

    There is no admission to visit St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, but donations are accepted.



  • Comments or Questions?

    St Photios Shrine was a beautiful and sacred stop along our walk down St George Street. I was in awe of the icons and the very beautiful Byzantine murals. The stories of the people that settled and worshiped here are amazing. What a tranquil and welcoming site.

    From the outside, you dont' expect this building to be different from any of the other shops and restaurants on St. George Street, but as soon as you enter, it's like the outside world is completely shut out. The murals inside of majestic and this shrine is a great place to learn about the Minorcan people and their roots in St. Augustine. It only takes a few minutes to walk through, but it's absolutely worth a see.

    What a surprise to step through a doorway into this beautiful shrine! The huge colorful murals

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