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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Old Fortress Corfu Reviews
The Old Fortress was top of my list of sights to see in Corfu Town and I was not disappointed. Lots of history, archeology, artifacts, cannons and walks with everything explained in multi lingual sign... more »
Pas trop chere 6€ Une visite qui permet surtout d avoir une vue unique sur Corfou et sa baie La forteresse reste vivante même si certaines parties sont en ruine On s y sent à L aise more »Not too expensive 6 - A visit that allows above all to have a unique view of Corfu and its bay The fortress remains alive even if some parts are in ruins We feel at ease
This is a great place to spend a couple of hours. The views are spectacular and the fortress itself hugely impressive - can see how it held off sieges 3 times! There are some info boards and a a small collection of cannons and a couple of mortars but the place more or less speaks for itself. There's also a nice cafe to sit and watch the billionaires yachts :)
The old fortress is very nice. The view from the top is amazing. Take water with you and cover your head because over there there is almost no shadow and in the summer it's very hot.
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