With beautiful views, Solomos Square is a favorite meeting place for both locals and visitors and for both the young and old.If you find yourself in the square at dusk with its beautiful colours from the sunset, sea and palm trees you may feel that you're somewhere exotic, here it is a haven for relaxation, pleasure and play. The square is full of statues of important figures of the island including Dionysios Solomos (hence the name of the square), the poet Ugo Foscolo, the composer Paul Karrer and the Statue of Liberty. The square is also surrounded by beautiful buildings including the Byzantine Museum, the library, the Cultural Centre and the Church of Saint Nicholas that of which is one of the three buildings that survived the earthquake of 1953.
Where the square is now located this was once all water (sea) but after the earthquake and during the works for the extension of the city the square was constructed. Nowadays, while walking through the square you may be reminded of how it was when you were a small child, with parents sitting in cafes or on a park bench while watching their children running, playing or riding their bicycles, here you will also find vendors selling corn on the cob and cotton candy.
Solomos Square is a favorite meeting place for both locals and visitors, for both the young and old, it is here where seniors gather to discuss whatever happens to be on their minds, couples stroll hand in hand and teenagers simply hang out.