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New Fortress of Corfu, Corfu Town

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Wander through tunnels, underground galleries, and vaulted passages of New Fortress of Corfu and you'll feel like you've been transported to the Venetian age of nobles and knights. Perched on the hill, it affords panoramic views of the old port and the city of Corfu. Venetians built this fortress in two levels between 1576 and 1645 using stone from nearly 2,000 houses and churches. Notice the winged Lion of St. Mark on the Royal Gate and its two bastions, remarkable examples of defensive architecture. A stone building from the British rule houses a museum of ceramic art as well as a small cafe. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to New Fortress of Corfu and many more Corfu Town attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Corfu Town trip itinerary builder website.
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  • I was lucky to get inside half an hour before closing (and was not charged for entry because of the late hour) - the walls are thick and impressive, the whole structure is massive but not much of... 
    I was lucky to get inside half an hour before closing (and was not charged for entry because of the late hour) - the walls are thick and impressive, the whole structure is massive but not much of...  more »
  • The New Fortress of Corfu stands opposite the Old one on the other side of old town, which is spread between them. It was also built by the Venetians, but later, during the 17 and 18 c. The fortress.....  more
    The New Fortress of Corfu stands opposite the Old one on the other side of old town, which is spread between them. It was also built by the Venetians, but later, during the 17 and 18 c. The fortress.....  more »
  • This immense structure gives not only a better understanding of it’s historic and military importance but absolutely stunning views over the old town and marina. There are no information boards so.....  more
    This immense structure gives not only a better understanding of it’s historic and military importance but absolutely stunning views over the old town and marina. There are no information boards so.....  more »
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  • Awesome place! It's a must if you visit Corfu. The entry is free and you have a great view of the town if you climb to the top. When is very warm outside, here you can find some shade so you can cool down. I totally recommend visiting this awesome place at least one time. Also great spot for taking pictures.
  • Interesting historical landmark which provides a very nice top view of the old town of Corfu. There's no entrance fee. You can enter from the north side, after climbing some steps from the old town. A very decent toilet is available next to the entrance.
  • Beautiful place. Free entrance. beautiful view and architecture. It is not reachable by car but there is big parking near.
  • While it's nice to walk around, there are no signs or anything explaining the history of it which would have been nice. View is good though of Corfu town
  • We bought a ticket that allowed access to three museums. The Venetian Fortress, the Archeology museum and the Museum for Asian arts. Worthwhile to have two days and have time to enjoy exploring.

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