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
Entreeprijs is redelijk maar het hele fort heeft veel achterstallig onderhoud.. jammer De gebouwen die wel gerenoveerd zijn kan je niet in ... ☹ Overal troep, maar dat geldt wel voor heel het eiland more »Entrance fee is reasonable but the whole fort has a lot of overdue maintenance.. Unfortunately the buildings that have been renovated can not be... ☹ Troop everywhere, but that goes for the whole island
It is really worth to be seen. After 10minutes walk and many stairs you have wonderful view from the top. On the Way back you can sit in the cafe. more »
Impressive fortress with spectacular views from the top. Not sure of entrance fee as we went on world monument day so it was free. Cafe inside grounds of fort is very expensive.
Nice, well looked after with cafe and toilets inside. Office was happy to look after our large bag so not a bad way to kill time between airport and ferry as no hotels will look after your bags.
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