New Fortress, Corfu Town

Wander through tunnels, underground galleries, and vaulted passages of New Fortress and you'll feel like you've been transported to the Venetian age of nobles and knights. Perched on the hill, it affords panoramic views of the old port and the city of Corfu. Venetians built this fortress in two levels between 1576 and 1645 using stone from nearly 2,000 houses and churches. Notice the winged Lion of St. Mark on the Royal Gate and its two bastions, remarkable examples of defensive architecture. A stone building from the British rule houses a museum of ceramic art as well as a small cafe. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to New Fortress and many more Corfu Town attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Corfu Town trip itinerary builder website.
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  • Dont't miss it! Best panoramic views over Corfu town, the port area and over the sea all the way to the albanian mountains. It has taken a while, more than 2 years, but now (july 2020) the greek...  more »
  • Closed, with no indication of this until you get there. looks very impressive. Should have a notification some where  more »
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  • This is a great site to visit while you're in Corfu. There are many steps, and it will likely be warm, but you can get a cold drink at the sailing club or the cafe at the mid level. The latter also had slushies! The church at the base is spectacular up close, and the light house at the top is with the trek to the top. There is also a geocache hidden inside, so you can try to find that!
  • Looks nice and interesting from outside but unfortunately it's closed. But don't give up. Find the old fortress and go there. It will reward you with its beauty.

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