While cruising along the southern coast of Sri Lanka one would inevitably encounter the Galle Dutch Fort that lies emphatically in the heart of Galle town. Although this UNESCO World Heritage Site was initially built by the Portuguese in 1588 it was fortified during the Dutch rule in the 17th Century.
The Fort still prides itself of the Dutch influence that it has bestowed, embracing exquisite Dutch buildings and its streets. Explore the National Maritime Museum, the Galle light house, restaurants, boutique hotels and shops that remain distinctive to this historic site.
Visit CCF’s Maritime Archaeology Unit for an adventure in the deep blue sea.