The fascinating history of the Old Fortress of Corfu

PODCAST - The fascinating history of the Old Fortress of Corfu 17:43


Created by Discover Greece Team

Sponsored by Ikos Resorts

Episode description

In this episode, we take you on a tour of the Old Fortress of Corfu, located in the island’s Old Town, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We tell you the story of the iconic fortress, which was largely built by the Venetians who ruled Corfu for over 400 years. Through its history, you will be introduced to all the conquerors and rulers who have passed through the island, shaping its identity and creating one of the strongest fortifications in the Mediterranean. Your first question might be: Why is it called old? The answer is simple. It is to distinguish it from a newer Venetian fortress, with which it was once linked with perimeter walls enclosing the Old Town. But as you’re about to find out, Corfu's greatest monument (at least in terms of size) is truly timeless. Let's get started!

This episode of Discovergreece.com’s podcasts is sponsored by Ikos Resorts

The music is by Spyros Prosoparis and performed by the Band of the Philharmonic Society of Corfu.

The song is “The Dance of the Nymph Corcyra”, from the album Spring Ritual, which you can find on Spotify.

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