Old Fortress - Castle
The historic center of Corfu's old town is bordered by two fortresses: to the east the Old Fortress and to the west the New Fortress. In the old days the two fortresses were joined by walls that surrounded the residential territory. The oldest of the two is apparently the Old Fortress of Corfu, which - built on a rocky peninsula with two characteristic hills - is the eastern end of Corfu and at the same time the most imposing monument in the city. It has received its final form from the Venetians. Inside is the church of St George, built during the English occupation of the island, to serve the religious needs of the English. Corfu town is separated from the fortress by an artificial moat, which was created to enhance protection against invaders, and is called Contrafossa. In order to enter, one must cross the bridge that connects it with the city.