CORFU – Old fortress

Corfu is unique amongst Greek islands. Its rich history is reflected in the range of cultural influences that exist on the island, and it is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean.The fortress was built by the Venetians upon the remains of a Byzantine castle and was completed in two stages. During the first period (1400-1500) the Venetians strengthened the Byzantine walls and dug the Contra Fossa moat, turning the promontory into an artificial island accessed by a movable bridge. The second period (16th- 18th centuries) began with the completion of this work and ended with the additions and alterations made by the British.Today two impressive bastions remain, as well as later British buildings and accretions such as the church of St. George, built in 1840 as a basilica with Doric columns. Most of the churches and other buildings have however been destroyed, most important amongst them the Palace of the Venetian Proveditore.

Release Dates

2006, 2016

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: CORFU
  • Country: Greece
  • Available: no
  • Location: CORFU, Greece