Spianada Square Tours

OVERVIEW

Spianada or the Esplanade is Corfu’s main square and the largest square in the Balkans. Divided into the Lower Square and the Upper Square (Kato Plateia and Ano Plateia as locals call it), it stretches from the grandiose Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George (housing the Asian Art Museum) at one end, towards the strikingly positioned statue of Ioannis Kapodistrias - Greece’s first Prime Minister - beyond the other end. Kapodistrian’s gaze falls upon the imposing Venetian Old Fortress, bordering the Esplanade to its east side, behind which can be seen the Ionian Sea.


The large Upper Square resembles a park, with open grassy areas, benches, flowerbeds and trees. At the centre there is a bandstand, which is used to host various events during the year, including the celebration of the Resurrection on Easter Saturday. Next to this stands the Rotunda, built using 20 columns in the classical Ionic style in 1816 and is referred to by locals as “sterna”, since it covers the site of a water cistern previously used for drinking water. Another highlight of the Upper Square is the Union Monument, celebrating the union of the Ionian Islands with the rest of Greece in 1864.


The Lower Square consists of a cricket pitch (legacy of British rule on the island), and the famous Liston – the French designed arcade, housing numerous cafés and restaurants. The wide pavement running in front of the Liston is a favourite spot for a promenade and the name Liston perhaps derives from Lista, which means wide walking place in Venetian dialect. It is also in Lower Square that many of the island’s traditional processions take place, so while drinking your coffee you may be treated to the sight of a Corfiot marching band, a cricket match or simply locals taking their afternoon volta (stroll)!


Spianada can easily be explored with any of our Corfu Private Tours or Corfu Shore Excursions that includes a visit to Corfu Town, such as our Private Tour to Paleokastritsa & Corfu Town, our Private Tour to Achillion Palace, Kanoni & Corfu Town or our Corfu Food Walking Tour.

Tours & Activities in Spianada Square

Check out our Tours & Activities in Spianada Square!

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

Corfu Food Tour: Small Group Food & Culture Walking Tour

Experience the delicious cuisine, rich history and buzzing atmosphere of Corfu Town, on this small group Corfu food walking tour. Explore Corfu like a local, as you venture off the beaten path with yo...

3.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 65.00 € / PERSON

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