The Old Citadel (Palaio Frourio, literally: Old Fortress (Παλαιό Φρούριο)). The Citadel stands atop a rocky island on the east side of Corfu Town on the beautiful Greek Island of Corfu. Fortifications were built on this site as early as the 6th century although the majority of what is left today is from the Venetian rule during the 14th century and later the English rule during the mid 1800s. The site was initially a peninsula but the Venetians dug a moat to convert it into an island for greater security.

The Fort is quite extensive and has expansive views of the town and the incredibly clear water in Garitsa Bay. A lighthouse stands at the highest point in the Fortress.

Corfu is the most northerly of the Grecian Ionian Islands. It is a green and beautiful place where the pace of life is not too taxing.

The Old Town of Corfu is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm
ISO: 200

Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 3.2.9.


Related shots can be found at Corfu, Greece or Eastern Meditteranean.

Featured in : All That’s Archaeology : 23 Aug 10


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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 4 years ago

    Awesome capture Tom. Marvellous Composition mate. Don.

  • Cheers Don …

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  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsabout 4 years ago

    beautiful tom you do some magic work mate

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  • John44
    John44about 4 years ago

    Great Tom
    Yep been there in May
    Good show here

  • Thank you kindly John, much appreciated …

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  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManabout 4 years ago

    Cracking shot, Tom

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  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 4 years ago

    beautiful shot Tom

  • Thank you kindly Elaine …

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  • karenbrodie
    karenbrodieabout 4 years ago

    Stunning angle, great shot :)

  • Thank you so much Karen, greatly appreciated …

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  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    Terrific, Tom. I have a similar pic of the same subject, but not as good as this.

  • Thank you kindly David …

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  • JacquiK
    JacquiKabout 4 years ago

    Great shot and info Tom.

  • Thank you so much Jacqui …

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  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 4 years ago

    great catch

  • Cheers Sean …

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  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreabout 4 years ago

    Love place like this !! Great POV !!!

  • Thank you so much Karen …

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