Corfu – the New Fort

The last time I was in Corfu I believed the information from the ship. Silly me, I know. Bought their round trip shuttle ticket to the old fort on the far side of Old Town. Last time, after I spent time going through the Old Fort, I looked at the map to find out where I was. Duh, just walk along the road next to the sea and 20 minutes later the port was in easy range.

This time I decided not to go find the Synagogue given it is Shabbat and I couldn’t tell if it was in use or not but rather see the New Fort.

Come – says the nice person with the Big Red Ho-Ho Bus – we have four stops on the island (I think the third was a beach, the others being the start point and each of the two forts….)

No thank you, says I – I enjoy walking.

It wasn’t all that far to the New Fortress. New being a relative term – the fortifications were started by the Venetians somewhere most probably in the late 1500s. (see Wiki – good article ). It explains why The Lion of St Mark is found in several places.

There were issues with the Brits. There were issues with the Italians as late as 1923.

The site is open between 0900-1500 without an entry fee. Also without a site map or any dates other than that on the Lion and on a portion of the upper building dating 1858 which is now used for a school.

Photos to follow…


Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
This entry was posted in Cruising. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.