Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Corfu, Greece

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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 2.1 km
Ascend 87 m
Descend 83 m

Explore Corfu in Greece with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Corfu

Sight 1: New Fortress

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The New Fortress of Corfu is a Venetian fortress built on the hill of St. Mark in Corfu in stages. The original architect of the fort was the military engineer Ferrante Vitelli. The current buildings which exist within the fortress were built by the British during their rule of the island (1815–63).

Wikipedia: New Fortress (EN)

769 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 2: Municipal Theatre of Corfu

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Municipal Theatre of Corfu unknown / PD-US

The Municipal Theatre of Corfu was the main theatre and opera house in Corfu, Greece, from 1902 to 1943. The theatre was the successor of the Nobile Teatro di San Giacomo di Corfù, which became the Corfu city hall. It was destroyed during a Luftwaffe aerial bombardment in 1943. During its 41-year history it was one of the premier theatres and opera houses in Greece, and as the first theatre in Southeastern Europe, it contributed to the Arts and to the history of the Balkans and of Europe.

Wikipedia: Municipal Theatre of Corfu (EN), Website

397 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: Cathedral of Saint James and Saint Christopher

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Cathedral of Saint James and Saint Christopher Marc Ryckaert (MJJR) / CC BY 3.0

Cathedral of Saint Jacob and Saint Christopher (Greek: Ιερός Καθολικός Μητροπολιτικός Ναός and ) is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Corfu, Zakynthos and Cephalonia. The church houses an extensive collection of paintings one of the most important is the Virgin Vrefokratousa Enthroned by Konstantinos Tzanes painted in 1654.

Wikipedia: Cathedral of Saint James and Saint Christopher (EN)

290 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Count Matthias von der Schulenburg

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Marshal Johann Matthias Reichsgraf von der Schulenburg was a German aristocrat and general of Brandenburg-Prussian background who served in the Saxon and Venetian armies in the early 18th century and found a second career in retirement in Venice, as a grand collector and patron. His sister was Melusine von der Schulenburg, Duchess of Kendal. His father was Gustavus Adolphus, Baron von der Schulenburg.

Wikipedia: Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg (EN)

666 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 5: Old Fortress

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Old Fortress Own work I am the author. Dr.K. 15:51, 6 September 2006 (UTC) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Old Fortress of Corfu is a Venetian fortress in the city of Corfu. The fortress covers the promontory which initially contained the old town of Corfu that had emerged during Byzantine times.

Wikipedia: Old Fortress, Corfu (EN)

23 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 6: Old Fortress Lighthouse

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Old Fortress Lighthouse Marc Ryckaert (MJJR) / CC BY 3.0

The Sideros Lighthouse stands on the Old Fortress built by the Venetians in the 16th century in Corfu, the capital of the Greek island of the same name. The oldest listed Greek lighthouse still in operation.

Wikipedia: Leuchtturm Ákra Síderos (DE)

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