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Old Fortress Corfu, Corfu Town

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Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Military Facility
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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. PutOld 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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  • It costs €6 to enter. Less for concessions or students etc. There are many exhibits inside that detail the history of Corfu under its many different rulers influence. A fabulous glimpse into the... 
    It costs €6 to enter. Less for concessions or students etc. There are many exhibits inside that detail the history of Corfu under its many different rulers influence. A fabulous glimpse into the...  more »
  • We entered at 19:00 (and payed the 6 euro ticket) and after 10 minutes a man told us in a very rude way that they are closing in 5 minutes. He started to push everybody out in an angry and violent... 
    We entered at 19:00 (and payed the 6 euro ticket) and after 10 minutes a man told us in a very rude way that they are closing in 5 minutes. He started to push everybody out in an angry and violent...  more »
  • Interesting fortress Venetian and British architecture. Not too strenuous and there are 2 cafes within the fortress selling drinks and ice creams. great view from the top, can be slippery as the... 
    Interesting fortress Venetian and British architecture. Not too strenuous and there are 2 cafes within the fortress selling drinks and ice creams. great view from the top, can be slippery as the...  more »
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  • Corfu town is great. Even with cruise ships docking often and loads of European tourists , Corfu is a great place to visit. The Fortress is massive and must be seen up close to appreciate it's formidable presence. Well maintained and relatively reasonable entry pricing ( see price list and open times in my pictures).May 2022. Little shade and almost fully exposed on hot days.... bring hats,SPF sunscreen and water. Go for a swim below the Fortress Recommended
  • Really nice to visit! Entree fee is 6 euros, definitely worth it. Not a lot of explanation but didn't bother us very much (there's a leaflet with some info though). There was also an expo about the history of the Jews in Corfu (we visited May 2021) which was very well presented.
  • Big and vast castle with a bridge for the entry. It contains also an old church. Surrounded by the sea from three sides and a moat connected to the sea from the fourth side. An awesome view waits for those who reach the top of the castle. You can easily spend your whole day in there.
  • Great fortress, lot to see. There is cafe, and cultural events are also available... When we were there there was some concert. There is university department of music. Great view to all city and harbour. Entrance is 6euro for adults and it's free for kids
  • The views from the fortress are nice, and it featured a couple of old mortars. Apart from that, there wasn’t much to see. It’s not well maintained and there’s barely any signage or historical information, despite the very rich history and strong role that the fortress had played over the many centuries of its existence.

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