The New Fortress

Corfu, due to its strategic location, was for centuries a major fortified port in the Eastern Mediterranean. Under Venetian rule (1386-1797) it had a key role in the maintenance of Venice’s maritime domination in the region, as reflected in the large scale defensive works that took place in this era. The perimeter fortification of Corfu […]

The Old Fortress

The history of the Old Fortress dates back to 6th century AD, when the inhabitants of the ancient town of Corfu at the Kanoni peninsula began gradually moving to the naturally fortified peninsula of the Old Fortress. There was developed the medieval town Koryfo, from which derived the name of the island. Due to the […]

The Kassiopi Castle

The town of Kassiopi, in the northeastern part of Corfu Island, was due to its favorable geographical position the second most important town of the island during the Roman period. The invasion of the Goths in 551 AD caused significant damage to the town, which flourished during the Byzantine period. The castle was erected probably […]

The Angelokastro Castle

Angelokastro is one of the most important byzantine fortresses of Corfu. It is situated in the northwestern coast of Corfu, at the top of a rocky hill which overlooks the north and northwestern part of the island. The exact period of the castle’s erection is not known. Probably it dates back to 12th or 13th […]

The Gardiki Castle

The Gardiki castle is situated at the southern part of the island. It was probably constructed during the 13th century. During the Venetian rule (1386-1797) the castle was abandoned. The fortification circuit is elliptical in plan, has a perimeter of 332 m. and encloses a total area of 5.165,70 m2. At regular intervals there are […]