Corfu Sights

New Fortress

  • Solomou Map It
  • Corfu Town
  • Military Site

Published 02/14/2017

Fodor's Review

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.

Sight Information

Address:

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

Map It

Phone:

/No phone

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 02/14/2017

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