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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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  • Having left for last, we were risking not to visit ... but so glad we went there! Two adults and a student: input €15 ... it's worth it all! The view from any point is breathtaking, and if you climb up to the old lighthouse ... well it's fantastic!!! Just a pity that the chapel was closed. Though the St George Church is beautiful inside also sees an iconography of the Saint in silver that leaves you speechless! Also you can see also a bombard .... one of the few remaining still perfect! Not to be missed!!
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  • Turn right not left to climb to the top. If you go left there are some old steps to climb and it's very didn't if you have kids - a sheer drop at one point with no barrier or warning! Great views at t...  more »
  • Must see this ancient pice of history. Very good conserved and administrated. Only 6 euro, children free. Do it on the evening because the sunset lights will be great on the walls and the sea. Have a ...  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.
  • Personally I found the site to empty and unpreserved. It seems we had to pay into a site filled with very few historical points of interest and too many commercial establishments.

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