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Old Fortress | Corfu

Updated: Nov 28, 2019

An old fortress in the city of Corfu, developed by the Venetians through the separation of the promontory from the rest of the city of Corfu by creating the Contrafossa, a sea channel connecting the Gulf of Kerkyra to the North with the Bay of Garitsa to the South.

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This act converted the citadel into an artificial island. This fort successfully provided defense and victory against all three major Ottoman sieges: the siege of 1537, the siege of 1571 and the siege of 1716.

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The Fortress was the location of a scene from the James Bond firm "For Your Eyes Only" in which the car of the enemy of Bond gets pushed off a cliff.

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