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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 unfortunately a few minutes late to buy tickets, climb there 40 minutes and see the sunset. Please start abot 1.5 before sunset time to manage. 
    We were unfortunately a few minutes late to buy tickets, climb there 40 minutes and see the sunset. Please start abot 1.5 before sunset time to manage.  more »
  • My husband and I stumbled across the Old Fortress on our first day in Corfu. Decided to go in and see what it was about. 6 euros full price and 3 for students - wasn't a bad price considering the... 
    My husband and I stumbled across the Old Fortress on our first day in Corfu. Decided to go in and see what it was about. 6 euros full price and 3 for students - wasn't a bad price considering the...  more »
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  • Really nice to visit! Entree fee is 6 euros, definitely worth it. Not a lot of explanation but didn't bother us very much (there's a leaflet with some info though). There was also an expo about the history of the Jews in Corfu (we visited May 2021) which was very well presented.
  • I felt that this was the best 6 euros that I have spent in a while. The fortress is huge, the walk to the top provides both a spectacular view but also a vigorous workout. Take the time to peak in widows and explore the nooks and crannies. The acropolis, or Church of St George was an interesting contrast to some of the churches in the old Town if only due to its starkness.

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