Corfu Spianada Square: Corfu, the main town of Corfu Island is one of the most appealing cities in Greece due to the strong influence of the Venetians. Corfu is also influenced by other civilizations including the British, the Normans, the French, and the Romans.
Ancient buildings that have survived are hosted in several archaeology sites and excellent archaeological museums. Corfu really resembles an Italian city. But, there are other influences such as the Liston, the building, which borders the main esplanade or Spianada, a beautiful park built by the French.
The central square of Spianada is the most significant monument of the town. It is said that it is the largest square in the Balkans. Liston which is part of the square houses some of the finest cafes and restaurants in Corfu. The French were the ones who turned the Spianada into a public square. Before the nineteenth century, it used to be a large empty lot used for defensive purposes. Cricket matches are played on the Esplanade, the only place in Greece where the sport is played.
Discover Corfu Town with a tour
Discover some of the most popular tours of Corfu Town:
This Corfu sightseeing tour offers the perfect way to take in the top attractions. Ride a double-decker bus and hop off and back on at any of the stops on the route. With your headphones you’ll hear about Corfu’s history and the city’s landmarks.
Visit the 13th-century Byzantine monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary in the beautiful village of Paleokastritsa, and then take a walk along the narrow lanes of Corfu's Old Town on a tour exclusive to your group.
The Spianada Square is located in Corfu Town just a 10-minute walk away from the central bus station and a 12-minute walk away from a parking lot.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Corfu transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 26610 39911, 0030 694 5452 338, 0030 697 3372 289 or book your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Corfu with as little as 12 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the Spianada Square and many other places of interest in Corfu at their own pace.
By Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at Corfu Town. There are bus connections between this bus station and the most areas of the island. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.
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