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  • Address: Kerkira, Corfu, Greece
  • Hours: Daily 8:30am-7pm
  • Admission: Adults €4

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Old Fortress (Palaio Frourio) Tours

The Old Fortress is a Venetian fortress in Corfu Town on the Greek island of Corfu. It covers the promontory between the Gulf of Kerkyra and Garitsa Bay and is separated from the mainland by a moat known as the Contrafossa. The western tower of the fortress was fortified by the Byzantines in the 12th century and is known as the New Castle, while the eastern tower is known as the Old Castle. The old town of Corfu initially grew within the walls of the fortress, which was used to fight off three Ottoman sieges, in 1537, 1571 and 1716. None of the Venetian era buildings have survived, so most of those existing today were built by the British.

The most famous fortress on the island of Corfu, the Old Fortress today houses the public library of Corfu and the Hellenic Music Research Lab of Ionian University, as well as the small church of St. George, built in 1840. The grounds are often used for art and culture exhibits and the top of the fortress provides great views over Corfu Town.

Practical Info

To reach the Old Fortress, walk from Corfu town across the iron bridge that crosses the Contrafossa. The entrance is in front of the Liston, near the Esplanade.

Tours & Tickets

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Private Custom Tour: Corfu in a Day, Corfu, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Custom Tour: Corfu in a Day

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

See the Corfu you want to see on this private half- or full-day tour. Select three or six attractions or activities, and then relax as your professional driver ...  Read more

Location: Corfu, Greece
Duration: Varies

From USD $70.74
City Sightseeing Corfu Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Corfu, Custom Private Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

City Sightseeing Corfu Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

With City Sightseeing Corfu, explore either one of the lines with a 24-hour ticket, Kanoni or Achillion, or explore both with the Both Lines ticket! ...  Read more

Location: Corfu, Greece
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $22.59
Private Shore Excursion: Paleokastritsa and Corfu Old Town, Corfu, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Shore Excursion: Paleokastritsa and Corfu Old Town

See all you need to see of the beautiful island of Corfu in just four hours on this private shore excursion. Admire the turquoise waters, mysterious grottoes, ...  Read more

Location: Corfu, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $439.87
Private Tour: Paleokastritsa and Corfu Town, Corfu, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Paleokastritsa and Corfu Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

The main town of Corfu is one of the most interesting cities in Greece due to the heavy influence of the Venetians who for centuries controlled the island.  ...  Read more

Location: Corfu, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $344.76

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