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This is the largest square in Corfu and the heart of the town.The raised terrace was created for defensive purposes under Venetian rule and the square assumed its final form in more modern times under the French and British rulers of the island.Essentially it consists of two squares,divided in the middle by Viktoros Dousmani st.(where you will find a taxi rank and carriages for hire).The Northern side of the Spianada is dominated by the Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George,home of the museum of Asian art and the muncipal gallery.In the garden known as the people's garden you will find the municpal cafe,a meeting point in town with its fine view of 'Vido'island.Outside the Palace there is another small garden,the Bosketo,with swings,benches and a view of the Ancient Fortress,which stands to the east of the square.The north western side of the square is dominated by the 'Liston'which stands out from its arcaded terrace now full of cafes and bars.There is a cricket green opposite the Liston where you are always sure to catch a game,the only place in Greece to see cricket being played.

Address: Spianada,Corfu town,Corfu,Greece
Website: http://www.corfu-town.com

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  • Written Sep 25, 2011
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