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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 planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Corfu Town.
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  • The old fortress in Corfu is well worth the visit. It is a substantial fortification build to protect old Corfu from invading forces and is impressive in its size, architectural features and location ...  more »
  • It was hot walking up to top but views were amazing. Worth it to do that. Worth going to New Fort to look across to Old Fort.  more »
  • Not much to see here - when I visited, only two exhibitions were open: one with a handful of Bizantine artifacts, and another with a few pictures. All the other buildings were closed. I could only enj...  more »
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  • 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.
  • One of the only attractions in Corfu, so good for that. But it isn't cheap and there is not much to see here other than the view (which is nice).
  • A nice hike to the top of and old fortress with great views to the city. inside there is a lot of history. Totally worth the walk.
  • The Fortress is spectacular and monumental. You should definitely reserve about 3-4 hours to walk and see all important part of the structure. It's a pity that many parts of this military building are not preserved enough and therefore are not reachable for tourists.