Galle Fort, built by the Portuguese as their headquarters in the 18th century, is the oldest city on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. Surrounded by breathtaking ocean views, Galle Fort is a popular UNESCO site for its extraordinary presentation of European architecture and ancient South Asian traditions. The gorgeous old buildings are now shops and restaurants where you could happily spend an entire day wandering around Galle Fort. Explore the town entire during the day and have a good night's sleep at luxurious private Galle villas with a comfortable homely feel.
Galle Fort is a walled city and offers so much for a day’s exploration. A walk through the old streets is a must for any visitor old Dutch architecture. Many of the old buildings are now quaint boutique shops selling local wares and souvenirs. The lighthouse and clock tower are well worth a stop and offer great photo opportunities. After a full day exploring Galle Fort and town you will probably be hungry. There are many restaurants and cafes here serving traditional cuisine but if you aren’t into Asian food you can head to the Original Rocket Burger for the best burgers in Sri Lanka. A visit to Galle Fort is a perfect outing for history lovers.
Galle Fort and town really offer some beautiful options for private and luxurious accommodation. Holiday Villas to rent in Galle Fort will be restored 17th Century houses which tend to hide their expansive interiors behind deceptively modest facades. Soaring ceilings, pillared verandas and graceful archways combine with contemporary-colonial interior design and modern facilities. In Galle villas you will be pampered by a team of professional and discreet staff and experience life as a wealthy Dutch merchant 300 years ago.