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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. 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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  • We were part of a tour and did not go in to the rooms of the fortress. But the walk of the grounds was enough for us. It is impressive and little treasures (like the emblem of St. Mark's Venetian... 
    We were part of a tour and did not go in to the rooms of the fortress. But the walk of the grounds was enough for us. It is impressive and little treasures (like the emblem of St. Mark's Venetian...  more »
  • Great place to visit and excellent value for money. Fabulous views from the top, over Corfu town and the strait towards the Greece mainland and Albania. An enjoyable walk around, it is worth... 
    Great place to visit and excellent value for money. Fabulous views from the top, over Corfu town and the strait towards the Greece mainland and Albania. An enjoyable walk around, it is worth...  more »
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  • Lovely view of Corfu, a bit of walking going up but shade from trees from time to time available. The stairs at the end are in stone and very slippery, be careful and use the handrail as well. Get a bottle of water before going up. 6€ per person the entry, latest entry to go up at 19:30. After 19:30 you can enter to visit the lower part only, with the church and enjoy the nice sunset colors.
  • Fortress is really impressive talking about size, but the way it’s built as well regarding the one and only bridge through which you can get inside it and the canal which is separating the fortress from the mainland. Nicely organized, everything is marked. View from the top of the fortress is magnificent and it’s really worth it going all the way up, just be careful to organize your return from the top areas of the fortress before 8PM when they close the gates which leads to the top. There is also St. George church which is beautiful talking about exterior appearance of the building. All in all, fortress is really a must see.

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