This was a beautiful place, full of history of the Greeks in Florida and also the artwork was beautiful. The gift shop worker helped to explain some of the icons and was very kind.
We stopped in only because it was early and most of the shops were not open yet, but were glad we did. It is small - only a couple of rooms and hallways (it is a shrine), but it was absolutely beautiful and we learned a lot about the Greek history of St. Augustine and New Smyrna.
This was our first time visiting the St. Photios. Never really noticed it before. Wonderful small museum filled with aritfacts about the St. Photios and the area through the years. Nice little chapel for quiet prayer and reflection. Also has a quaint gift shop. Glad we stopped in.
I knew about the Greek influence on Tarpon Springs. It's hard to miss when every other storefront is a Greek restaurant -- not that I'm complaining: I LOVE Greek food. But who knew about the Greek influence on the Atlantic side? Certainly not us. Our visit was very educational. The self-paced mini-museum is very well labeled with lots of information.... 更多
We were walking St George Street and wandered into this place. Showed the history of how, when and why the Greeks, Italians and Minorcans arrived in St Augustine. Many religious articles and even a Chapel. Worth an hour stop. A/C's, too.
I'm Greek so I was excited to see this but I smashed my forehead on a lowered archway walking through . Upon measuring the archway clearance it was only about 6 feet! Come on! My head was cut open from the force of walking into it :( it really hurt please give a warning. The photos are kind of cute... 更多
The Shrine is simply beautiful. They have a very small garden, when you walk in there is a bit about history, but the most beautiful part is the little Church they have in the back. The gift store is also full of resources for someone who is either interested in religions or is unable to find Orthodox artifacts (Icons etc)... 更多
The St. Photios Shrine offers a quiet break from the crowds on St. George Street. It is a small shrine but very beautiful and peaceful, recounting the story of the peoples who came to Florida from the Mediterranean during the 18th Century British occupation of Florida.Art and artifacts - especially the frescoes - are worth seeing. There is no admission... 更多