Liston Street
Greece, Corfu (city)

An evening walk in the Old City of Kerkyra begins and ends in Liston, where there are dozens of cafes and restaurants located in arched galleries with beautiful lancet arches. Liston Street, in fact, is the cosmopolitan center of Kerkyra. Locals call it "voltes", that is, "walks." Its construction began in the era of the Second French occupation of the island between 1807-1814 by the project of the French engineer Mathieu de Lesseps in collaboration with the Greek engineer Ioannis Parmesan. Liston was built in the style of Rue de Rivoli in Paris.
In the years 1815-1864. the British expanded their arches, gradually adding the floors in which today there are offices and living quarters.
The name "Liston" itself, according to one version, comes from the Italian word (in the Venetian dialect) "sheet", which means "straight line", and according to another - the district of the city is named so, because at that time Liston galleries could only aristocrats on the List, the so-called “Liszt”, can walk. There was a special list - List, and only those people whose names were included in this list were allowed to walk here. Later, changes were made and ordinary people were also allowed to walk along it, but only on the opposite side.
Liston Gallery for decades has been a characteristic feature of the city life of Kerkyra. Here, a lot of people are going to enjoy coffee in one of the many cafes, social, cultural and political events are held. On Saturday afternoon, you can watch cricket competitions in Liston.
Liston's architectural complex, combined with Spianadas Square, located directly in front of it, is the most impressive, crowded and lively public place in all of Greece.

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