Ioannis Kapodistrias Square, also known as Markato, is located at the top of Ermou Street and has been the heart of the commercial-craft area of Patras since the 19th century, where most of the traditional workshops and wholesale trade of the city were developed.
The word Markato has Latin roots and comes from the word Mercurius (Mercury god of trade) and mercor (I trade).
The name was introduced after the liberation, probably by the Ionians who, having Italian influences, called the markets of the cities Mercatoi or Markatoi.
In 1972, the bust of the first governor of Greece, Ioannis Kapodistrias, was unveiled, to whom the creation of the newer Patras is due, and the square was named after him.
Platia Kapodistriou, Patras, Greece