Palaio Frourio (Old Fortress)

#4 in Best Things To Do in Corfu
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Key Info

Price & Hours

6 euros (about $7.50); free for children
8 a.m.- 8 p.m

Details

Monuments and Memorials, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.1

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  • 4.0Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 4.5Atmosphere

At one point in time, all of the residents of Corfu lived inside the walls of the Palaio Frourio, or Old Fortress. Built in the 16th century by Venetians, Palaio Frourio lies at the eastern end of Corfu Town, separated by a moat. Some sections of the fortress offer breathtaking views of Corfu and its surroundings. Another major highlight of the fortress is the Church of St. George which was built by Venetians and utlitized by the British during their occupation of the island in the 1800s. 

Recent travelers say a visit to the Old Fortress is a must-do for first time visitors, but there isn't much signage to guide visitors around. 

You can enter the Old Fortress from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Admission costs 6 euros (about $7.50) for adults; children can enter for free. 

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With more than 130 miles of coastline, Corfu offers a bounty of beaches for travelers to choose from. These shores range from sandy to pebbly and quiet to rowdy. All beaches offer the gorgeous backdrop of aquamarine waters and stunning cliffs and rock formations.

The most popular village for beachgoers is Paleokastritsa. Located on the western side of the island about 20 miles from Corfu Town, the village is home to six individual beaches that offer a variety of amenities, such as restaurants and water sports rentals. Some beaches include umbrella and sun bed rentals as well as marinas for docking boats.

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