The Ionian Parliament in Corfu: The building of the Ionian Parliament is a neoclassical construction standing very close to the elegant Town Hall and the infamous Spianada Square. This beautiful building was constructed in 1853 by a local architect named Ioannis Chronis. Some marble pillars mark the entrance.
Its historical importance is great as in this building, in September 1963, the Ionian Parliament voted for the unification of the Ionian islands with the rest of the Greek state. This was a very important decision, as it was a long demand of the islands to get free from British rule and constitute a part of Greece.
After the unification, the Ionian Parliament had no reason to exist, as there was the Greek Parliament in Athens. Hence, this building turned into an Anglican church till 1943, when German and Italian bombings caused great damage. It was restored in 1962 and now hosts cultural events, exhibitions, and lectures.
How to get there
The Ionian Parliament is located in Corfu Town, just a 6-minute walk away from the central bus station and a 9-minute walk away from a parking lot.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked 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 693 484 3704, or 0030 694 726 6811, or booking your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover the Ionian Parliament and many other points of interest in Corfu at their own pace.
Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at Corfu Town. There are bus connections between this bus station and 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 at 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.