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
I been there few days ago. Entry ticket was €6. I recommend. Have a longest walk up hill , but the view is priceless. You can spend 1-1,5 hour to go up and come down more »
Children do not pay, seniors have a reduced entrance fee. It is worth visiting it. In summer it is advisable having a hat and sun protection for the skin, and water. Free use toilets are available. Ni... more »
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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