The Old Venetian Fortress is one of the symbols of Corfu
Town and it is the first and last thing you see of the capital when you are arriving or departing by ferry. They call it "Old" to distinguish it from the "New fortress" which is another Venetian fortification built later on a hill above the port.
The creation of the old fortress was started under Byzantine domination and later it was finished by Venetians for better protection of the island. It has preserved bastions, remains of old prison and military hospital. The inner part of the fortress is effectively used not only as a tourist sightseeing there are different buildings inside: library, music school, museum with sculptures and paintings from the Byzantine period, the historical Archives of Corfu, cafe, restaurant, church and souvenir shop.
From the top of the fortress a spectacular view is revealed of the whole town of Corfu, the sea and the island. The entrance fee is EUR 6 per person (by 2019).