OVERVIEW

The Liston stretches along the edge of Corfu’s central square, the Esplanade. The building, dating from 1807, took its inspiration from the Rue de Rivoli in Paris, with a series of arches (or “voltes”, as they are called by the locals) forming a tasteful arcade, today sheltering numerous cafés. A wide paved area runs in front of the Liston and is a favourite place for an evening or weekend promenade (volta in Greek). Somewhere to see and be seen, locals spend hours here chatting over a coffee along with visitors who are drawn to this stylish and 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 could be found in the Libro d’Oro (Golden Book). Indeed the name itself derives from Venetian dialect, liston meaning 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 St. 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.

All Tours & Activities in Liston

Private Shore Excursion: Kanoni, Mon Repos & Corfu Town

Leave your cruise ship at Corfu Port and take a Private Shore Excursion to discover Corfu Town and its surroundings! Experience for yourself the spectacular view of Mouse Island, visit the fascinating...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 177.00 € / GROUP

Private Tour: Kanoni, Mon Repos & Corfu Town

Explore the atmospheric Corfu town and its surroundings on this Half-Day Private tour! Experience for yourself the classic view of “Mouse Island”, discover the fascinating one-time royal residence...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 177.00 € / GROUP

Private Shore Excursion: Achillion, Kanoni & Corfu Town

When your cruise ship docks in Corfu Port, get the chance to discover the highlights of Corfu on this Private Half-Day Shore Excursion, taking you from the impressive Achillion Palace, to the spectacu...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 179.00 € / GROUP

Private Tour: Paleokastritsa & Corfu Town

Spend half day discovering Corfu's history, local culture and famous views on this Private Tour. Travelling in your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, visit the famous Paleokastritsa with its beaut...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 200 € / GROUP

Private Shore Excursion: Paleokastritsa & Corfu Town

While in Corfu port, take this Private Half-Day Shore Excursion and get introduced to two of the most important attractions of Corfu! Visit the breathtaking spot of Paleokastritsa and discover the cha...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 195.00 € / GROUP

Private Tour: Island Tour

This Full-day Private Tour is a unique opportunity to discover Corfu's history, culture and breathtaking nature in only one day! Explore the imposing Achillion Palace with its beautiful gardens and im...

8 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 272.00 € / GROUP

Private Tour: Achillion, Kanoni & Corfu Town

Experience the highlights of Corfu on this Private Half-Day Tour, taking you from the fantasy of Princess Sissi’s Achillion Palace, to the breathtaking views across Mouse Island and finally to the U...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 200 € / GROUP

Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Highlights & Wine Tasting

Make the most of your time in Corfu with this Half-Day Shore Excursion! This tour is a unique chance to visit the worldwide famous Paleokastritsa, taste some of the finest wines in the Theotoky Estate...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 243.00 € / GROUP

Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Town Highlights with Lunch Option

Take a private Ηalf-Day Shore Excursion to uncover the charms of Corfu Town, a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site. Wander through the Old Town's little streets, visit its most important sights and...

4.5 hour

CORFU

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FROM 177.00 € / GROUP

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