Old Fortress - St. George
An architectural masterpiece of the Byzantine and Venetian era. The first fortress of Corfu rises and dominates on the east side of the old town, offering idyllic panoramic views. In between its walls are preserved imposing buildings made by the Venetians and the English. The doric church of St. Georgios and the Ionian- Latin chapel stand out.
The old fortress functions today as an open space of monumental character and houses:
The historical Archive of Corfu, the Public library, the Byzantine collection, services of the Ministry of Culture, Search Museum and Laboratory of Greek music of the Ionian University, as well as exhibition and event halls.
In its surroundings, music venues are being held and one can find a restaurant and selling spots of cultural interest objects.
Nowadays, the Old Fortress along with the New Fortress, the Old City of Corfu and the rest of the fortifications, are considered monuments of UNESCO World Heritage Site.