Old Fortress Corfu, Corfu Town

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Taking up a large part of a rocky peninsula renowned for its ocean views, Old Fortress Corfu is linked to the rest of the city by a fixed iron bridge. Visit the impressive site, which sits on the spot once occupied by a Byzantine structure that was largely replaced by the Venetians during the 18th century. Although the fortress rebutted three consecutive Ottoman sieges, it eventually fell under the French rule and joined the Greek territories in 1864. Before you enter, admire the marble statue in front of German general Von Schulenburg, who successfully defended the city from the last siege in 1716. Put Old Fortress Corfu into our Corfu Town trip itinerary app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Lovely park space. Great for a stroll and to enjoy the view. Seems to also be a place for ppl to gather with their dogs, which was sweet to see.  more »
  • When visiting Corfu Town, one should also visit the old fortress, which is situated between the sea and the Esplanade. The entrance to the fortress is incredibly nice-walls as thick as houses. Nice views from the great room in the Fort, as well as from the top. From the top you have the most beautiful views over the old town, with Saint Spirodon Church, Harbour and not forgetting Albania with the snowy mountains. The path to the top requires "good shoes".
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  • The Fortress of Corfu is an edifice of stone and mortar built centuries ago to protect the villagers, vast ramparts, walkways and a nice museum.  more »
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  • Beautiful fortress, visit it in a sunny day. The walk to the top is amazing, full of history, with views from all around the place. The Old Fortress of Corfu is a Venetian fortress in the city of Corfu. The fortress covers the promontory which initially contained the old town of Corfu that had emerged during Byzantine times.
  • Well looked after, with lots of informative plaques close to all exhibits. Only €3 entry fee. Magnificent views over Corfu town, the harbour, and surrounding bays. A must see while there
  • Very interesting history. On a good day great for a visit and some photos.
  • Basic ancient fortress that protected the town in ancient times.
  • Always clean & interesting part of the city.

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