Old Fortress Corfu
Old Fortress Corfu
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  • CAAbcfc
    Zurich, Switzerland282 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top photo spots are guaranteed and the views are impressive
    An entry fee is charged but this attraction is value for money - as mentioned by many reviewers mostly for the panoramic views which are spectacular and well worth the climb. For some seniors and disabled visitors it may be difficult to walk and climb up quite a few steps and there are no lifts. Reserve at least an hour to see the views and walk around the extensive grounds.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 May 2023
  • Conrad N
    Whitstable, United Kingdom1,000 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for the views
    Been to Corfu before, but first visit to the fortress. Entry is Euro 6 per adult. Visiting is mostly about the views, the fortress itself is fairly plain with a small museum and gift shop. There is also a small cafe here with outside seating for a pit stop. The toilets are not great, but at least they are here
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 May 2023
  • Mary O
    Plymouth, United Kingdom54 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit, incredible views from the top
    Fantastic site to visit, and a bargain at €6 each. Walk to the top for stunning panoramic views. Not a lot of information boards on site but worth looking up online or buying a guide book.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 July 2023
  • TrMarek
    1,192 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Be Corful Descending
    Great panoramic views of old town and the sea below. A short but somewhat steep climb up. Be cautious of the slippery stones...especially going down. I love to hike & being overconfident and somewhat careless, I stumbled. Nothing serious, just a bruised ulna. 3 Euro fee and the souvenir shop displays everything in glass cases...even pencils and erasers. Weird
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 July 2023
  • j0hnmac1314
    Inverness, United Kingdom177 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The cannons were a highlight
    Day trip. Recommended and good value for money. Look out for the interpretation boards to understand the history of the place. The cannons were a highlight, the craftsmanship from 200 years ago, Spain, England and a Russian example. A fair climb to the top but worth it for the views, the path up is well worn and slippy in places. If arriving at the port, I would recommend taking the bus in and walk back, interestingly they take about the same time!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 July 2023
  • tufttufttuft
    Hampshire, United Kingdom1,317 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go for the views, then look for the history.
    Just a warning, it does cost €6 per adult, children/students are free. We also visited this on a very windy and extremely hot day, which perhaps wasn’t the best idea. The fortress has a map showing you the changes that have been made over the years, you can see what changes were made when the British stayed there as well as the venetian. One of the funniest parts was the typical London Victorian lights outside the row of houses If you want to go to the top of the fortress it’s worth noting that the cobblestones are smooth and very slippery. There is a handrail to hold onto, but even the teenagers wearing trainers slid at times. I dread to think what it would be like when it’s raining. The views from the top, and on the way up are lovely. You can see for miles and on a sunny day the harbour will be filled with some beautiful boats to admire. Though there is a small museum and gift shop, we did also find a bar in the boat club where we had a drink and sat and admired the view. The boat club can be found if you enter and walk around to the left. Worth a trip, though not necessarily on one of the hottest days of your trip as it’s very exposed.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 August 2023
  • duranie
    New Baltimore, Michigan580 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views of the city
    We went to Corfu for a day and decided to visit this historic place. It is awesome and so much history. The views of the city are great, but windy. Be careful going up since the worn out cobble stones can be slick.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 August 2023
  • I W
    Leicestershire, United Kingdom282 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating fort
    We visited in August on a wednsday morning. It wasn't very busy. The cost was 6Euros, but you can get a combined ticket to a number of tourist sites for 17Euros. Discounts for students or under 25s, so take NUS card or proof of age. We spent around an hour looking around the site. Great vies from the top of the acropolis
    Visited August 2023
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Lindylou146
    Plymouth, United Kingdom1,217 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not such a good visit!
    There was a really long queue to get in and nearly gave up and walked away! We reckoned it was due to most of the people paying by card! Cost was €6 for seniors (€3 if you’re in the EU!) We have visited several times before and had some lovely food in the cafe above the quadrangle, but unfortunately the cafe isn’t really a cafe anymore due to staff shortage. It’s now just a self service shack selling drinks and ice cream. The chapel was interesting, the views were lovely, but we didn’t walk up to the top this time as it started raining again! I must say though….the toilets were appalling…..bins over flowing, no toilet paper and smelly/dirty.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 September 2023
  • ram88doc
    Navarre, Florida347 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Views
    We visited on a Saturday and it was pretty crowded. The queue was pretty short to get in. The church in the fortress provides a nice photo on the outside but the inside is now a display gallery. It is a long hike to the top but the views are worth it. Be careful of the shiny, smooth stones as they can be very slippery. Make sure to carry water with you on your hike to the top.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 September 2023
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Patricia M
Newton Ferrers5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Our second trip to Corfu and our first visit to the Old Fortress in Corfu Town. The Old Fortress didn't disappoint - great 360 views, even on a dull day and an easy route up to the top and back. We stopped for a couple of white coffees at the restaurant, expecting them to cost about the same as in town. No price list and charged over 9eu. for two average coffees in plastic disposable cups. When we queried the lack of a price list we were given a lame excuse by one of the staff. Wish we'd had a coffee elsewhere and not at the Old Fortress.
Written 16 May 2024
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Michael S
Cardiff, UK155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
So much to see and do, although there aren't many places to avoid the hot sun. There are lots of walls, gates and ramparts to explore, plus a museum and pleasant, shady cafe. However, the highlight is the panoramic view obtained from the top of the fortress, both of the town and also the mountains in Albania and on the Greek mainland. However, wear sensible shoes with grip because the stones on the way up are quite slippery.
Written 20 April 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,074 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a very big and very old castle that towers over the old town of Corfu and you can visit it. The fortress adds a medieval flavor to a Renaissance town.
Written 5 March 2024
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ianc951
Leighton Buzzard, UK88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Due to being late in the season the winds were gusting with sporadic rainfall, but we still had a very interest morning checking out this fortress. Took a break from the wind at half time and had a coffee in the on-site cafe to warm up. Lots of history attached to his site and well worth the visit..
Written 1 January 2024
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Jim-B0b
Sheffield, UK25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Tickets are cheap which is a bonus! Adults €6 seniors €3 and children are free

The fort itself is large lots of exploring and you can climb to the top. We went in October when it was mid 20’s. There is not really much shade so summer would be mega hot.

We also ventured down to the base of the fort and sea level and our children had a dip in the sea ( along with some of the locals)

Self led trip around the fort. Easy to mooch about and worth a look
Written 30 October 2023
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Niels V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
And that’s about it…

Yes it’s an impressive fort, but lots of it is closed of and there might perhaps be some more informations about several of the rooms or historical events that happened there. I missed those I’m during our walkabout in the fort.

On the other hand, entrance fee is €6 and kids are free so what’s there to expect. It’s definitely worth taking a look and the view is nice.

Like others said, good shoes are a necessity as the stairs can be slippery (even in dry weather) and I wouldn’t recommend going here during or right after rainy weather.

The cannons that are showcased and facts about them are impressive. But as said, some more context would be great.
Written 16 October 2023
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The Truth
London, UK263 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Seems to be the main tourist attraction.
Covers a large area but seems to be a bit over rated in my opinion.
Decent views as you cross the water and look back at the headland.
A couple of photos of the acropolis and the tower are worth taking , but climbing up to the top doesn't really add much value to your visit.
Written 13 October 2023
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RobsGoodlife
Saffron Walden, UK53 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Not an expensive place (full price €6 / €3 EU passport holders) and some interesting displays in a couple of buildings spread around on the expansive site. Its worth the trek to the top for the views but there's little shade or places to get out of the heat except the cafe and the odd tree or wall. Take care walking around as people elsewhere have noted ,as the stone pavements are slippery even in dry weather and there are many places children can climb and fall without railings. Little obvious attention to its care and for a main attraction and its Unesco listing it needs to improve. Applies to Corfu generally in my view.
Written 26 September 2023
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SB01
Sonning Common, UK861 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The old fort covers a large area, and has a lot of stairs if you want to get up to the lighthouse level. The climb and resulting view are the main reason to visit. Other attractions claimed to be inside are either impossible to find (the bakehouse), not open to casual visitors (the library) or very small (the Byzantine display, which wouldn’t even distract a post doctoral researcher in the field). There is a decent cafe serving cold drinks and the scale of the site is quite impressive. You can get a combined ticket that covers this, the new fort, Asian gallery, etc and represents good FM.
Written 19 September 2023
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Mike S
Cardiff, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
The Old Fort is impossible to ignore when visiting Corfu Town and, at only 6 Euros, didn't break the bank to visit. There are so many places from which to photograph the twin-humped former Venetian citadel citadel, including the town's Esplanade, the breakwater, even from my plane heading home.

The Old Fort itself didn't have many buildings accessible for exploration, although the small museum dedicated to Byzantine mosaics was worth a diversion. There's not much left of the Venetian fortifications, although the toilets were tucked away in part of the old buildings near the entrance gate. The 19th-century British occupiers built barracks, prison and hospital here but the highlight was strolling along the battlements to admire the views.

Best of all was the climb through tunnels, up slopes and steps to the landward tower. The old clocktower on the way up was attractive, and the lighthouse at the summit rather rustic and rusting but, again, the 360-degree panorama from the battlements was stupendous. The church towers of the Old Town, ferries and cruise ships heading into the port, superyachts in the bay and catamarans plying the Ionian Sea looked gorgeous in the sunshine, with the mountains of Corfu, Greek mainland and even Albania in the background.

The small cafe also had an enviable location and, if you brought your own picnic, there were plenty of places to perch and take refreshment, especially after expending so much energy tackling the path to and from the tower. I recommend wearing footwear with decent tread because some of the sloping paths are made from rounded stone, polished and smooth from use. I wore new trainers and I was slipping at various points. That said, if you have mobility, the Old Fort is an essential part of any tourist itinerary on Corfu.
Written 17 September 2023
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