Corfu Town on the beautiful Greek Island of Corfu is a wonderful place with a rich and varied history. Over the centuries, it has been ruled by many outsiders, including the Romans, Normans, Venetians, French and British.
One of the things the British left was Cricket (the only place in Greece you will find it), which was played on the pitch opposite the Liston (Λιστόν) in the old part of Corfu Town. Sadly today, due to nearby parked cars, they no long play in this famous location.
We have been fortunate enough to sit here under the arches at the Liston on a few occasions enjoying a wonderful lunch.
When this shot was taken in September 2002, We sat and watched the cricket (not my favourite sport, but given the ambiance of the location, I actually enjoyed it on that occasion).
Built by the French in the same style as those in Rue de Rivoli, Paris, the Liston borders the main esplanade or Spianada. The Liston houses some of the finest cafes and restaurants in Corfu and is a wonderful place to ‘people watch’ while enjoying a glass of wine.
The name Liston came from the English “List on” meaning the list of the vendors’ fare, in other words the menu.
The Old Town of Corfu is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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