"Liston" is a Venetian term that usually refers to a town square that serves as a social gathering center. In Corfu, it specifically refers to an area adjacent to the Spianáda that is full of shops, restaurants and cafes. It's a very self-aware tourist area, in that it's priced much higher than surrounding areas and is usually crowded, but there's certainly some excellent food and coffee to be found there.
What's free to all visitors is an eyeful of the amazing architecture. Representative of the Italianate style, which was a 19th-century revival of 16th-century Renaissance architecture in Italy, some prime examples that aren't to be missed are City Hall and the Palace of Sts. Michael and George. A cricket field also serves as a reminder of British rule in the early to mid-1800s.
The Old Fortress is a major Corfu attraction that dates to the Byzantine era. Constructed by the... Read more