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Corfu Sights

New Fortress

  • Solomou Map It
  • Military Site

Updated 09/09/2014

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Built during the period 1577–78 by the Venetians, the so-called "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. A coffee bar is set near the top, from where there is a fantastic view over the rooftops of the Old Town.

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Solomou, on promontory overlooking New Port, Corfu Town, Corfu, 49100, Greece

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  • Daily 9am–5pm

Updated 09/09/2014


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