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Old Fortress Corfu, Corfu Town
Categories: Ruins, Military Facilities, Tourist Spots
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 planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Corfu Town.
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Very nice trip to the old town and to visit the fort and take in some of the history and culture. Well worth a visit
A really enjoyable attraction for all the family. A historical journey through a fort that has been added too by many different people over the years. There are stunning views of Corfu from the fort a... read more »
Well worth a couple of hours of your stay in Corfu. Firstly there is an admission charge, which for an old git like me was 3 euros - I assume it was half price. Access at ground level is very good for... read more »
Must see place if you visit Corfu Town. Really good exhibits showing a lot of the local history. The fort itself is big so plan for a good walk. Excellent views of the harbour and illustrates the amazing engineering that went into building.
Lots of fun and great views. Shame the sea tower is closed to the public!
Amazing fortress, especially beautiful at night. A must see
Great fortress...awesome views.
Nice fortress with lot of canon's and great look on the town and airplane's. Don't go to the cafe, it's expensive and service is terrible!
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