Overview of Historic Centre
Its mainly attractions include the Old and New Fort (gr. Paleo and Neo Frourio), the famous Liston (an arcaded street with parade of cafés, built as a copy of the Parisian Rue de Rivoli). Also, the Esplanade with the Platia Spianada (the largest square in the Balkans), the old British cricket pitch and the Saint Michael and George Palace (now hosting the Museum of Asian Art). You can also check out the statue of Ioannis Kapodistrias (native hero and the first president of Greece in 1827), the Solomos Museum (Dionysios Solomos is Greece’s national poet), the Byzantine Museum and of course the iconic 16th century church of Agios Spyridon, dedicated to the island’s patron saint.