The fascinating history of the Old Fortress of Corfu
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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!

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