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Spianada Square

The first thing you can see in the Old Town is Spianada. It is the largest square in the Balkans, surrounded by alla the historic landmarks of the city! It took its name from the Italian verb "spianare" ("flatten") and very rightly so, since in 1576 the Venetians began the demolition of the houses in front of the Old Fortress, aiming at improving the defensive potential of the island. Spianada, where the French later on planted the trees, may have moved the city form the sea, but it has created the liveliest meeting point of modern life, combining it with the important events of the island.

Tip: In the area of Pano Plateia (Upper Square) you will see the Maitland Rotunda, the Pavillion of Union Square and the Monument of the Union of Ionian Islands.


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