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Spianada (Esplanade) Tours

Spianada (Esplanade)
Also known as the Esplanade, the Spianada is the largest town square in Greece, located in Corfu Town on the island of Corfu. Located in front of the Old Fortress, its construction dates back to the French occupation during the Napoleonic Wars. It is one of the most popular tourist sites in the city, as well as the liveliest part of Corfu Town, reflecting the history of the island with a mix of Venetian, French, British and Greek buildings.  At one end of the Spianada stands the Royal Palace of Corfu (also called the Palace of St. Michael and St. George), which today houses the Museum of Asian Art. In front of the palace stands a bronze statue of Lord Frederick Adam, an English Commissioner who did important technical work for the city.

On the southern tip of the square you can see the Peristyle of Maitland, a circular monument in honor of the first English Commissioner Thomas Maitland in early 1800s. In front of the iron bridge leading to the Old Fortress is a statue of the German Marshall Schulenberg, who defended the city against the Turks in 1716. Notable for its many colonnades, the Venetian citadel known as the Liston runs along the edge of the square facing the old town.

Interestingly, a cricket court also takes up a significant part of the Spianada as cricket was made popular during British rule in the early 19th century.

Practical Info

A small train travels along the length of the square during the summer months, which can provide a nice introduction to Corfu Town. There are also traditional carriages available to ride around the town.
Address: Plateia Spianada, Corfu, Greece
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7 Tours and Activities to Experience Spianada (Esplanade)

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 City Sightseeing Corfu Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Corfu Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Hop on our City Sightseeing Corfu bus to explore Corfu. Listen and be awarded of Corfu’s history, experience the best, the most famous and worldwide known sights & monuments of Corfu city (through a selection of 8 languages in a modern recorded documentary), as we pass most of them with our open top double decker buses. Furthermore, our daily valid tickets give our customers the flixibility to explore the city sights at their leisure and with their own pace.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Town and Achillion Palace Tour

Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Town and Achillion Palace Tour

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When your cruise ship reaches port in Corfu, enjoy a shore excursion to see 19th-century Achilleion Palace and the UNESCO–listed Old Town in one adventurous tour. Travel in comfort by private vehicle to Achilleion Palace—home to impressive artworks of Greek hero Achilles—and wander along the cobbled streets of the Kanoni district. Mingle with the locals among the bustling markets, and enjoy uninterrupted coastal views from Garitsa Bay.
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  • 4 hours
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See Corfu Town as a Local! On Foot or by Bike

See Corfu Town as a Local! On Foot or by Bike

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Don’t miss the opportunity to see things in Corfu that ordinary tourists will never notice! It will be a much different tour from the classic walks around the crowded shopping streets, as every corner of the Old City may reveal a surprise. Together we will see the most interesting spots of the Old Town, we will chat about history and local customs and we will learn from each other BICYCLE TOUR Track: Road trip Distance: 10-12 km around Corfu Town Duration: 3-5 hours WALKING AND SIGHTSEEN Walk in the cobblestone alleys of the Old Town Distance: 4 km Duration: 3-5 hours Notes: Visits to Mon Repos, Old Fortress, Churches and Museums can be arranged upon request. Tickets are not included in the price. Transport with car/minivan to and from Corfu Town or Port can be arranged upon request
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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City Sightseeing Corfu Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Corfu Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Get to know Corfu Town and admire its main landmarks on a City Sightseeing hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Travel around Corfu’s historical capital on a double-decker bus and disembark at any of four stops to explore as you wish, including the UNESCO-listed Old Town and Kanoni, the headland famous for the ‘Mouse Island’ of Pontikonisi. Make use of a 24-hour ticket, and learn about the city from the onboard commentary on route.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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e-Tuk Corfu Highlights and Vlacherna VIP tour

e-Tuk Corfu Highlights and Vlacherna VIP tour

Explore the most beautiful sights of Corfu town with a quick personal tour. Travel in a risk-free open air layout vehicle that offers constantly 360° views of the island’s unique landscape and soak up the fresh Ionian air while your driver guide will share tips and information about Corfu's history. #Enjoy the ride with Comfort, Luxury and Style
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  • 3 hours
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e-Tuk Corfu Highlights VIP Sightseeing tour

e-Tuk Corfu Highlights VIP Sightseeing tour

Explore the most beautiful sights of Corfu town with a quick personal tour. Travel in a risk-free open air layout vehicle that offers constantly 360° views of the island’s unique landscape and soak up the fresh Ionian air while your driver guide will share tips and information about Corfu's history. #Enjoy the ride with Comfort, Luxury and Style
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$166.07
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e-Tuk Corfu Panorama & Kumquat tasting VIP tour

e-Tuk Corfu Panorama & Kumquat tasting VIP tour

Explore the most beautiful sights of Corfu town and the local products taste with a personal tour. Travel in a risk-free open air layout vehicle that offers constantly 360° views of the island’s unique landscape and soak up the fresh Ionian air while your driver guide will share tips and information about Corfu's history. #Enjoy the ride with Comfort, Luxury and Style
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$403.32
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