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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  • Visited this place multiple times and enjoyed it very much. In high season is gets very hot so please bring enough bottles of water and a hat. There are some shadow spots but not nearly enough since y...  more »
  • Visited several times during their stay, the gate was open. Got hours to fit, but when going well, too bad.
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  • A beautiful example of fortification. From the fortress there in August a beautiful view of the nearby island and the entire panorama of the city of Corfu. The entrance to the mountain in full sun is tiring. You can get lost, where to go. You can see that there is no money for renovation and fitting-out of such a big object.
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  • Great view and free entry for people under 18. People visiting Corfu while on a cruise I recommend taking a bus, because it's on the other side of the city.
  • Stunning view from the top of the fortress. Brace yourself for the walk to the top because it is not easy, don't take your grandma. The atmosphere of the old military structure is great but if you are looking for extensive information on the history of the place you may be disappointed.
  • Very historic and a nice place to visit. Came here when it was extremely hot and couldn't face the steps to the lighthouse and the clock. Recommended out of the summer season.
  • Beautiful sight with a magnificent view! Not much catering available, the only restaurant there is really expensive. It would also be nice if there would be more information available on the signs regarding the history and importance of the sight. Overall though, a beautiful place that you really need to visit if you visit Corfu!
  • Nice place to visit. Poor description of the structures. Price of water or coffee in inner bar is a joke! Avoid to going there. Take your own supplies. Need at least 3-4h to walk around and visit some hidden places. Open till evening in Sommer season.

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Corfu Town offers arguably the greatest variety of accommodations on its island, which makes it a popular destination throughout the year. The five-star hotels and private villas here cater to well-heeled travelers from around the world, offering luxurious rooms packed with modern amenities. Comfort and proximity to the old town come at a steep price, but if you book well in advance, you can take advantage of some special deals. Alternatively, consider staying at a budget-friendly hotel or guesthouse just outside of town.
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