We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine

41 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3607
+1 904-829-8205
Website
Save
Review Highlights
You think it is closed since the doors are shut

This was a surprise. The architecture is beautiful. We even lit a candle. The building was air... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa P
,
Staten Island, New York
Must see

Beautiful, peaceful oasis in the midst of the bustling, tourist town. Stop, light a candle, reflect.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tina W
,
Orlando, Florida
Read all 295 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“gift shop” (44 reviews)
“new smyrna” (9 reviews)
LOCATION
41 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3607
CONTACT
Website
+1 904-829-8205
Write a Review
Reviews (295)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 293 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a surprise. The architecture is beautiful. We even lit a candle. The building was air conditioned, the shop featured local and world crafts from the religion.

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, peaceful oasis in the midst of the bustling, tourist town. Stop, light a candle, reflect.

Thank Tina W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 9 June 2017

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

Thank revelation9v6
Reviewed 7 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
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Columbia Restaurant
4,345 reviews
.15 km away
Michael's Tasting Room
446 reviews
.09 km away
The Prince of Wales
444 reviews
.08 km away
Barley Republic Public House
616 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum
2,480 reviews
.09 km away
St. George Street
3,810 reviews
.01 km away
Colonial Quarter
1,007 reviews
.05 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit