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New Fortress

New Fortress Review

Built in 1577–78 by the Venetians, the New Fortress was constructed to strengthen town defenses—only three decades after the construction of Venetian fortifications on the "Old" Fortress. The French and the British subsequently expanded the complex to protect Corfu town from a possible Turkish invasion. You can wander through the maze of tunnels and fortifications; the dry moat is the site of the town's fish-and-vegetable marketplace. A classic British citadel stands at its heart. At the top, there is an exhibition center.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Solomou on promontory overlooking New Port, Corfu Town, Corfu, 49100
  • Phone: /No phone
  • Cost: €2
  • Hours: June–Oct., daily 9am–9:30pm
  • Location: Corfu Town
Updated: 05-26-2011

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