Liston Tours

OVERVIEW

The elegant Liston stretching along the edge of Corfu’s central square, the Esplanade, is Corfu's most popular promenade and the heart of Corfiot life and culture. The tasteful arcades of Liston which house numerous cafés and restaurants nowadays, were built by the French in 1807 based on the Rue de Rivoli in Paris. The wide paved area running in front of the Liston, is a favourite place for an evening or weekend promenade for locals but also for visitors who are drawn to this stylish, lively central location.


Part of the charm of the area, stems from its history and the blending of its cultures. Going back to the era of Venetian rule, access to the Liston was restricted to the nobility – only those whose family names were written in the Libro d’Oro (Golden Book). The name ''Liston'' derives from the Venetian dialect, where liston means a place in which to promenade. The building we see today is a legacy of the period of French control over the island, while the large grassy area just in front is still used to play cricket – a sport brought here by the British.


Many of Corfu’s most important annual events take place in the Liston, including religious processions in honour of Saint Spyridon, the island’s patron saint, parades featuring Corfu’s traditional marching bands (called philharmonics), or the Easter Saturday custom of throwing ceramic pots from the windows and balconies. The huge crowds drawn to these celebrations confirm the Liston’s place at the heart of Corfiot life and culture.


Visitors to Corfu Town can enjoy a romantic walk along Liston or enjoy a refreshing gingerbeer in one of the many welcoming cafés and restaurants, sheltered under its arcades while watching the world go by. Discover Liston with one of our Corfu Private Tours or Corfu Shore Excursions, such as our Corfu Town Food Walking Tour, our Private Tour to Paleokastritsa & Corfu Town or our Best of Corfu: Full Day Private Island Tour.

Tours & Activities in Liston

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Easy Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Town & Surroundings

This Private Tour is ideal for cruise ship passengers who are looking to explore the best of Corfu at a relaxed pace, without wasting their valuable time in long drives between different Corfu attract...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 214 € / GROUP

Easy Private Tour: Kanoni, Mon Repos & Corfu Town

Explore beautiful Corfu at your own pace without wasting your valuable time in long drives on this easy, Corfu Private tour around Corfu town & its surroundings! Experience for yourself the classi...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 214 € / GROUP

Private Shore Excursion: Achillion, Kanoni & Corfu Town

This Private Shore Excursion is ideal for Cruise Ship passengers who are looking to explore Corfu Highlights in the few hours available in Corfu port. Visit the famous Achillion Palace and discover th...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 220 € / GROUP

Private Tour: Paleokastritsa & Corfu Town

Travelling in your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, discover the best of Corfu on this Private Half-Day tour featuring two of the island’s most iconic landmarks! Explore the famous Paleokastrit...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 219 € / GROUP

Private Shore Excursion: Paleokastritsa & Corfu Town

Make the most of your time in Corfu port with this Private Half-Day Shore Excursion to two of the Corfu’s top attractions! Enjoy the scenic drive to the famous spot of Paleokastritsa, renowned for ...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 219 € / GROUP

Private Tour: Best of Corfu Full-Day Island Tour

Experience the Best of Corfu on this Full-day Private Tour taking you around all Corfu’s must-see attractions in just one day! Explore the imposing Achillion Palace with its exquisite gardens and im...

7.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 320 € / GROUP

Private Tour: Achillion, Kanoni & Corfu Town

This Corfu Highlights Private Tour is perfect for first-time visitors who want to explore Corfu's must-see attractions in a few hours! Visit Princess Sissi's Achillion Palace and marvel at the impress...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 220 € / GROUP

Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Highlights & Wine Tasting

Are you looking to combine an informative sightseeing tour with an authentic Corfu wine tasting experience? Explore the natural beauty spot of Paleokastritsa, widely considered one of the most beautif...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 239 € / GROUP

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