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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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  • Went up to the top of the old fort. Admission was cheap and the hike up wasn't too strenuous. Rocks can be slippery at times, so I recommend shoes with some tread. Nice view of the city and sea at... 
    Went up to the top of the old fort. Admission was cheap and the hike up wasn't too strenuous. Rocks can be slippery at times, so I recommend shoes with some tread. Nice view of the city and sea at...  more »
  • 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.
  • Quite a lovely place to spend a quite afternoon. The ticketing staff at the entrance was rude but I appreciated the service of the others. It’s lovely during the sunset where one can see the colours of the sky from this high point. The entrance is free before the official operating hours - 8am and post 8pm or depending on the seasons without the entrance to the tower and the church.
  • The Old Fortress of Corfu is one of the most impressive fortifications works in Europe Great place to visit and excellent value for money. Fabulous views from the top, over Corfu town and the strait towards the Greece mainland. An enjoyable walk around.
  • Only a short stroll from where our bus dropped us. Cost only a few euros each to go in. Interesting multi cultural history to the fortress with stunning views. Especially if u can make it to the top. Cafe & toilets inside

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